Photo: Ancient Shells May Be World's Oldest Bead Jewelry



Perforated seashells found in Israel have been dated to about a hundred thousand years ago, scientists say, which could make them the oldest known evidence of personal decoration.

Photograph Marian Vanhaeren and Francesco d'Errico/Science


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