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'Beaker' Basket Ornaments

Gold was the first metal worked by man. Gold objects were high status, reserved for important people. We have Gold deposits in Britain, but no evidence of its working in the Bronze Age. Similar objects are known from Ireland and Spain, so they may be imports or copies made here. These objects were worn as hair ornaments. The Amesbury Archer had two by his head, rolled up to secure to his hair. The…