This Bronze Age arrowhead was made from materials out of this world

The findings of a July-published study indicate that historians and geologists have uncovered an arrowhead made of meteoritic iron, a substance not found naturally on Earth.

The scholarly Journal of Archaeological Science published the peer-reviewed study that analyzed the arrowhead on display at the Bern History Museum.

It was discovered that a portion of the arrowhead's composition consisted of aluminum-26 isotopes, an element not naturally occurring on Earth. Additional analysis revealed that the metals comprised an alloy of nickel and iron that has previously been identified solely in meteorites.

Although the materials of the arrowhead most certainly originated from outer space, it is still postulated that the instrument was previously employed by terrestrial beings.

The arrowhead was found less than 5 miles from the Twannberg meteorite's collision with Earth. The arrowhead's nickel and germanium concentrations did not match the Twanberg, contrary to original ideas that this was the material's source.

After being unable to establish a correlation between the arrowhead and the Twannberg meteorite, the scientists commenced an examination of alternative meteorites that had descended during the corresponding era.

Based on this analysis, it was determined that the arrowhead was most plausibly derived from an Estonian meteorite. This demonstrated that enormous quantities of trade occurred in Central Europe during the Bronze Age.

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