Seró: A Place that Transmits

Necklace

Hypothetical reconstruction of a bead necklace worn by one of the corpses, 2879-2589 aC

Hypothetical reconstruction of a bead necklace worn by one of the corpses, 2879-2589 aC

Amongst the personal ornaments buried with the dead there is a set of 400 small shell beads (cardium) of different sizes and thicknesses forming part of one or several pendants or bracelets. One of these beads is different from the others in its shape of a trapezoidal tear; it was possibly a pendant.

This ornamentation was carbon-dated at between 2879 and 2589 BC based on a piece of bone from the remains of the human to which it must have belonged, who was also preserved in the cist.

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