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Callainite necklace

<p>Necklace unearthed from a cist, or burial chamber, in Solsona cemetery, from the Mesolithic period.</p>

Necklace unearthed from a cist, or burial chamber, in Solsona cemetery, from the Mesolithic period.

Strand of callainite, a green-coloured mineral resembling turquoise used to make ornaments. It consists of twenty tubular beads and fifty-six disc-shaped ones. Together with two honey-coloured flint knives and a limestone pendant, these were part of the grave goods found in a cist in the Solsona cemetery during extension works in 1962. The beads were found around the neck of a body that had been buried there.

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