The necklace from the Strážnice site in the Hodonín district (Czech Republic). A contribution on the subject of Spondylus jewellery in the Neolithic
Keywords:Spondylus, Neolithic in the Czech Republic, shell artefacts, LBK, bivalves shell microstructure
The study refers to the issue of shell artefacts in the Early Neolithic and highlights the importance of identifying the correct genus and species of the raw material used. The subject of the study is an older find of a necklace, which had not been subjected to any analysis of species identi- fication in the past. The shell material of the necklace was examined by ‘microstructural analysis’. This article also questions the age of the necklace and the possibilities of it having been reconstructed.
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