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Originally posted by adnachiel21
How can they tell.
Originally posted by woogleuk
It is without a doubt some sort of clasp from the Roman period, I think the Daily Mail using the term "caveman" is putting people off.
So yeah, jewellery or to hold a toga together.
This is exactly what it is, just a different design:
edit on 10/5/12 by woogleuk because: (no reason given)
ROMAN BRONZE FIBULA
early I c. A.D.
An inscribed Aucissa brooch, with a rib in sunk relief along the highly arched bow center, bordered with wide grooves. The word AVCISSA is stamped in relief above the iron axis bar, terminated by bronze knobs. 2"x 1.1" (51mm x 2.8mm).
For the same fibula see R. Hattatt “Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts”, Oxford, 1989, cat # 1491.
The man's skeleton was found placed on its left side with the head facing west -- traditionally the position in which females in the culture were buried. Around the remains were items also typically associated with female burials instead of weapons normally found in male graves from that time period. Two other conventional male and female graves were found at the same site.
But Hawks and others say the news media misinterpreted the findings.
First, cavemen lived about 30,000 to 20,000 years ago. The remains found last week were from the Neolithic Age, about 5,000 years ago, Hawks told CNN.
Originally posted by NewerBeing
A metal object found in the stone age, only one explanation for this..