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Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya - Girona

Gold beads

<p>Beads, Solar d&rsquo;en Gibert megalithic grave (Rab&oacute;s d&rsquo;Empord&agrave;, Alt Empord&agrave;), late Neolithic - chalcolithic, 3500-2200 BC</p>

Beads, Solar d’en Gibert megalithic grave (Rabós d’Empordà, Alt Empordà), late Neolithic - chalcolithic, 3500-2200 BC

Necklace beads made of folded gold plates.

Knowledge of the techniques for working with metals must be related to the use of different metals such as gold and copper, which have a similar melting point (±1,050 BC). Pure gold is the most manageable and ductile metal known to man. Thanks to the ease with which it is worked, it was one of the first metals to be used in prehistoric Catalonia, where it appeared late in the Neolithic period.

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