VERY RARE LATE BRONZE AGE SOCKETED SPEARHEAD - THAMES FIND - CIRCA 1000-600 BCE. Thames find Dating to the Late Bronze Age (1000-600 BC) this socketed bronze spearhead has openings on either side near the end of the blade with a circular shaped socket that extends the full length of the object. The object is in a good state of preservation. Socketed spearheads like these were cast in complex moulds with a plug to form the socket, a technology introduced late in the Earlier Bronze Age.
Weapons were ritually deposited in rivers at a time when the practice of burying the dead with grave goods went out of favour. It has been suggested that these weapons found in rivers are grrave goods without a grrave. The weapons may have been cast into the river on the occasion of a funeral where the body was disposed of elsewhere, or they may have accompanied a body that was cast into the river. Similar finds of Bronze Age weapons from the River Thames in England were found associated with human skulls.
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