Avner Goren

Scattered among the bones in the nawamis were burial goods, probably belongings of the dead, including flint and copper tools, as well as transverse arrowheads (shown here). The narrow ends of these points were fixed to the arrow shaft, and the broader ends were what actually pierced the target—the reverse of the arrowheads most of us are used to. (Transverse arrowheads are also depicted in ancient Egyptian art; see photos at the end of this article.) Today, such arrowheads are used by hunters to stun, rather than to kill, small birds and animals.