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The Blombos Cave Project

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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 ancestors.

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[Edited on 15-4-2004 by SE7EN]

posted on Apr, 15 2004 @ 07:37 PM
and people are still stringing those shells together today... i wonder why they consider that abstract thought ????
is it the idea of using them as jewellery???
must be..........
and let me ask you se7en if u dont mind ???
is that you in your avatar ?

posted on Apr, 15 2004 @ 07:41 PM
why do you ask if its me im my avatar? pls keep this topic on track u2u me about it


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