Flint barbed and tanged arrowheads
These flint barbed and tanged arrowheads were found in a pit at Holloway Lane alongside the remains of a dismembered ox or auroch.
By the Bronze Age, early Londoners had begun to perfect agricultural techniques, and the farming of animals intensified on a large scale. Droveways designed to herd flocks of sheep and cattle became common, and demonstrate how abundant domestic livestock were in Bronze Age London.
Farming was becoming ever more popular, but people did not stop hunting for their food. Wild boar, deer, and water fowl like ducks were common prey. Hunters would have used bows and flint arrows, like these from Holloway Lane in Hillingdon, to hunt their prey. Bronze-working technology had been introduced, but since bronze was rare and costly, flint, bone, and antler tools were still commonly used.
Cattle and tame horses were used as beasts of burden as well as for food. Cattle had the strength and endurance to plough fields quicker than any man, while horses were ridden for warfare and hunting. Native wild horses had gone extinct in the Mesolithic, but were reintroduced from Eurasia and as high-status animals owned only by the most powerful people in Bronze Age society.