The artwork on the tiny fragile pendant, uncovered by a research team from the Universities of York, Manchester and Chester, is the earliest known Mesolithic art in Britain. Crafted from a single piece of shale, the subtriangular three-millimetre thick artefact measuring 31mm by 35mm contains a series of lines which archaeologists believe may represent a tree, a map, a leaf or even tally marks.

via 11,000 year old pendant is earliest known Mesolithic art in Britain – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News.

Image: THE STAR CARR PENDANT, CREDIT: HARRY ROBSON

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