posted on Apr, 15 2004 @ 07:27 PM
The oldest pieces of jewellery made by modern humans have emerged in Africa.
Shell beads found in Blombos Cave on the southern tip of the continent are 75,000 years old, scientists say.
The pea-sized items all have similar holes which would have allowed them to be strung together into a necklace or bracelet, the researchers believe.
Christopher Henshilwood and his team have told Science magazine the find is probably one of the first examples of abstract thought seen in our
[Edited on 15-4-2004 by SE7EN]