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At Peru the Oldest Gold Necklace founded by Archeologists:

Archeologists made an amazing discovery in southern Peru after they discovered the oldest gold necklace ever found. This necklace carries nine small gold tubes with a sequence of round stones, recognized as either greenstone or turquoise.The necklace’s gold beads are further thick and cylindrical in shape with various lengths. “This was a big surprise to us,” lead author Mark Aldenderfer of the University of Arizona said. “It was not expected in the least,” said Mark Aldenderfer, one of the experts. “It’s always fun to find something and go, ‘Wow, what is that doing here?’The beads differed in length from 11.5 to 29 millimeters and weight from 1.5 to 5.2 grams. The corners of the beads displayed characteristic hammer marks and were folded over other than cut. The next oldest gold ornaments was found in this hemisphere date to about 600 years later than this one, Aldenderfer said adding up that the site is as well situated in Peru but farther north.

October 6th, 2008 at 11:24 pm


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