Another Fascinating Find
David Owen had a pleasant surprise this week when he unearthed an ancient stone amulet on the north east coast of Sark.The amulet, which would have been worn like a pendant, is made of serpentine, a soft stone unique to Sark within the Channel Islands. A leaf-shaped amulet made of the same type of stone was found during archaeological excavations last June and has been dated as being from the Bronze Age, around 1,400 BC. It is thought that the new amulet dates from the same period. David’s house is built into a natural rock mound that archaeologists think may be the site of a Neolithic dolmen dating back to 4,000 BC. No doubt the area and new find will be of great interest to the on-going archaeological survey of Sark’s fascinating ancient past.
Pictures and Words by Sue Daly
The amulet that may be over 3,000 years old