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Notes on the Jarigole Pillar Site
Ornaments from Jarigole
1. Beads made from the shells of Strigatella paupercula, which originated on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
2. The amazonite from which this pendent is made probably came from the southern Ethiopian Highlands.
3. Pendents and beads of amazonite are relatively common at Jarigole.
4. Carnelian bead from the Jarigole Pillar site. Red carnelian occurs in small quantities in the Jarigole region.
5. Heavily weathered agate pendent from Jarigole. Agates are abundant in the region.
6. Elongated bead from an unidentified soft, white mineral.
7. Phalus shaped ornament made from an unidentified white mineral.
8. Phalus shaped ornament of lava from the Jarigole Pillar site.
9. Domed shaped bead, possibly made from a tortoise toe, from the Jarigole Pillar site. Obverse.
10. Reverse of the tortoise toe (?) bead pictured above.
11. This is a backed perforator made on a micro-blade of chalcedony. It is fitted into the perforation in a broken ostrich eggshell bead. Both these items come from the site Later Stone Age site at Kalokurok, Karamoja, northern Uganda.
12. Tortoise toes for comparison. These were collected from Lukenya Hill, about 30 kilometers from Nairobi.
13. Shovel-shaped incisor from the Jarigole Pillar site.
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