A FAMOUS NECKLACE.
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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