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The Gorple Dagger: a high status, prestige item which would have been worn for show.
The flint dagger is a copy of early bronze forms and would have had a handle of decorated bone, horn or wood.
This is one of the best examples in the country and is similar to north European forms.
It was found adjacent to a washed-out burial on the shore of Upper Gorple Reservoir.
The acid soils of the South Pennine uplands have destroyed many traces of prehistoric people;
bone, wood, leather, horn, textile and ceramic are very unlikely to survive.