Topic ID #37317 - posted 8/21/2016 6:50 PM

Oldest jewellery in East Asia is crafted 37,000-year-old shell



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Oldest jewellery in East Asia is crafted 37,000-year-old shell

Two views of two shell beads from Jerimalai, one 9000 years old, the other 37,000 years old
Proof of ancient skills

Michelle Langley, Australian National University

Shell jewellery and ornaments up to 42,000 years old, discovered in East Timor, have overturned long-held assumptions that the first inhabitants of South-East Asia were culturally unsophisticated.

The finds represent the oldest evidence of ornament and jewellery-making in the region.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2101485-oldest-jewellery-in-east-asia-is-crafted-37000-year-old-shell/





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