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n.1.(Min.) A fibrous variety of serpentine.
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It is becoming increasingly clear that the settlement at Chlorakas-Palloures was an important settlement in the Chalcolithic period, with access to high quality flint and picrolite (used for figurines), metal artefacts, and large well-built houses," the antiquities department said.
The most famous Chalcolithic (copper age) artefacts are undoubtedly the picrolite cruciform figurines.
A large carefully engraved teardrop-shaped picrolite pendant, representing a more developed form of ornament than those recovered previously, was also recovered.