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Carter No.: 046a

Handlist description: Three reed arrows

Card/Transcription No.: 046a-1

46. (a) Three reed arrows. 3

These were not war arrows like the others in the tomb, but were either for practice, or for small game, as none of them had the regular bronze arrow points.

(1) Total length 69. Notch a piece of hard wood 3.8 long let into the top of the reed, projecting .8. Notching .5 deep & .5 across. Reed .6 in diam - .4 at bottom. No feathering left. Into bottom end of the reed there had been let a long bullet shaped piece of bronze, 1.7 long, .4 in diam. where it enters reed, .6 in diam. in middle, roughly rounded at end. Reed had been bound round with slivers of bark .8 above tip, again for a width of 1.3 2.8 above tip., and again for a width of 2.2 8 above tip.

Card no. 046a-1 relating to Carter no. 046a
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