Rare Amber Necklace

Rare Bronze Age necklace is found

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.”

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