Type:  Leaf-Shaped Arrowhead

Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates



MoST ID: 2236

Pedestal Link: https://une.pedestal3d.com/r/QXYesuy014

Model Author:  Sharjah Archaeology Authority

This chert bifacial Leaf-shaped arrowhead, Type II, 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.


Leaf-shaped arrowheads were made by bifacial pressure flaking, creating an elongated, leaf-shaped point.  If a stem can be identified, as in this example, it is classified as Type II.  This artefact was made by expert bifacial transverse-parallel pressure flaking.  The orientation of the angled scars is reverse from that commonly seen on parallel pressure-flaked points internationally.

The arrowhead is curated by the Sharjah Archaeology Authority, catalogue number EXS367.