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From Skara Brae, Orkney

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These beads were found at the site of the Neolithic village of Skara Brae in Orkney. The one on the left is either jet or a stone which resembles jet, while the one on the right is of grey stone. They were used sometime between 3100 and 2400 BC.

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The settlement of Skara Brae was buried in sand, thus preserving buildings and a range of every-day objects. All walls and furnishings were of stone, since little wood was available in Orkney. Stone was also used for ornaments such as these.

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