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2008-12-01 11:53:46

In Greater Manchester, a rare necklace estimated to be about 4,000 years old, has been uncovered. Archaeologists discovered the necklace while excavating a cist, a type of stone lined grave, in Mellor, Stockport. This is the first time a necklace from the early Bronze Age, has been found in north-west England. Experts from the University of Manchester Archaeological Unit said, an amber necklace was one of the ultimate status symbols of the time period. The necklace has dozens of amber heads...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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