Type:  Winged and Tanged Arrowhead

Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates



MoST ID: 2248

Pedestal Link: https://une.pedestal3d.com/r/HIKQagimy1

Model Author:  Sharjah Archaeology Authority

This chert Winged and Tanged arrowhead, Type I, is from the site of Al-Hamriyah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.  Al-Hamriya is a coastal shell midden site occupied ca. 6000-7000 BP.  Scale approximate.


Winged and Tanged arrowheads are part of the Arabian Bifacial Tradition.  They are sometimes found with pottery that likely originated from Ubaid period sites in Mesopotamia, indicating interaction with northern cultures via the Arabian Gulf.  The stem was created by exceptionally deep basal notching, creating long, attenuated ears referred to as ‘wings’.

The arrowhead is curated by the Sharjah Archaeology Authority.