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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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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
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