Topic ID #36784 - posted 2/28/2016 9:34 AM

11,000-year-old pendant with etched design found in England



One of England’s oldest artworks turned up last year on a tiny piece of stone.

An engraved shale pendant unearthed at Star Carr, a site under excavation since 1947, dates to around 11,000 years ago, a time when Britons were transitioning from foragers to farmers, researchers report online February 25 in Internet Archaeology. The pendant, roughly the size and shape of a guitar pick, includes a carefully fashioned hole through which it may have been strung, say archaeologist Nicky Milner of the University of York and her colleagues.

(*For laugh and a great illustration of why we need to do a better job of educating the public, read the comments and the second article!) 


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