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Ch. 11: A Famous Necklace

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XI.
A FAMOUS NECKLACE.
T HAT the human neck is a suitable pillar to hang ornaments upon is so obvious a fact that it must have presented itself to the most rudimentary savage ; and that it did thus occur to the early human mind we have abun­dant evidence. The prehistoric graves of Europe give up a greater quantity of necklaces to the antiquarian searcher than almost any other article, with the exception of implements of war. These necklaces are differently com­posed of beads of glass and of amber, colored pebbles and small gold plaques, while the white teeth of various animals and sea-shells seem to have been as general favorites with the pre­historic as with the contemporary savage.
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