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franchthi cave spondylus ornaments by fotisif
August 29, 2009, 5:51 pm
Filed under: museum displays

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At the renovated Archaeological Museum of Nafplio the findings from Franchthi Cave, an important prehistoric [palaeolithic – mesolithic – neolithic] site in Greece, are displayed. Among them, the adornment artifacts are abundant: bone, stone and shell beads and pendants, the unique case of  documenting the whole technological process of making beads out of the Cerastoderma glaucum shell, and of course some ornaments made of Spondylus gaederopus. The ornament assemblage has been studied by Michele Ann Miller as part of her ground-breaking PhD on stone age jewellery in the Aegean [check the bibliography for all the related papers by Michele].