Keys to the Past

Glossary

Barbed and tanged; Barbed and tanged arrowhead

Barbed and tanged is a description of a type of prehistoric flint arrowhead. The tang is a piece at the bottom of the arrowhead which was attached to the arrow. The tangs were projections on either side of the base of the arrowhead. These were designed to stop the arrow coming out of the body into which it had been fired.

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