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Ancient Chinese arrowhead unearthed in Japan

A bronze arrowhead which dates back between 457 and 221 B.C. has been found in Japan. However, the style of arrowhead indicates that it was originally made in China.

The arrowhead, 1.4 inches long by a half inch wide, was found together with pottery fragments and pieces of stoneware dated to Japan’s Iron Age Middle Yayoi period, about 300 B.C. to 100 B.C.

The double-winged shape of the arrowhead represents a distinctive manufacturing style from the era of ancient China, suggesting it was imported by an influential group with care from the continent to western Japan, archaeologists said.

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Story: UPI | Photo: Okayama City properties division

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