BBC NEWS | UK | England | Manchester
1 December 2008
“A rare amber necklace believed to be about 4,000 years old has been uncovered in Greater Manchester.
Archaeologists made the find while excavating a cist – a type of stone-lined grave – in Mellor, Stockport.
It is the first time a necklace of this kind 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 period.”