We would like to thank the landowners of Star Carr and to English Heritage and Natural England for granting permission to excavate. The excavations at Star Carr have been funded by: European Research Council (POSTGLACIAL project, No. 283938), English Heritage (grant numbers 6793 and 6796), the Vale of Pickering Research Trust, University of Manchester, University of York, and University of Chester. We thank Patrick Marks who helped us collect the SEM images. We are grateful to Søren H. Andersen, Erik Brinch Petersen, Anders Fischer, Poul Otto Nielsen, Tomasz Płonka, Peter Toft and Peter Vang Petersen for discussions about the pendant and for sharing unpublished articles on southern Scandinavian pendants, and Peter Rawson for discussions about the properties of shale.