Jun. 23rd, 2006

mellicious: pink manicure (spring flowers)
From the new issue of Science (you may or may not be able to follow that link, I'm not sure):

Ancient Accessorizing
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Art or other forms of symbolic expression are found in many early human sites that date to about 50,000 years ago, but earlier evidence of such modern cultural behavior has been sparse. Vanhaeren et al. (p. 1785; see the news story by Balter) now describe a few gastropod shells apparently modified for jewelry that were collected previously from two inland sites in western Asia and North Africa. Both sites date to older than 100,000 years ago, about 25,000 years earlier than similar but more abundant drilled shells found in South Africa. Examination shows that these shells were drilled by humans, presumably for threading and wear.

Profile

mellicious: pink manicure (Default)
mellicious

April 2019

S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    

Most Popular Tags

Page Summary

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Apr. 23rd, 2019 03:56 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios