Human beautification dated to 100,000 ago

New evidence of human beautification found in the form of 3 shells that seems to have been manually perforated. But evidence seems limited with only three beads. Previous finds in Blombos cave in southern Africa from around 75,000 years ago provide some more substancial evidence in the form of 39 perforated beads and engraved ochre plaques.

“The three shell beads are between 90,000 and 100,000 years old, according to an international research team.”

BBC News

Three ancient shells that were forgotten for decades, hidden among rocks and bones in dusty museum archives, may be the world’s oldest known beads, according to a new study.




Blombos Cave Project

from NFS

from National Geographic

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