The Sock Zone

A little bit of random

Ancient Shells found June 7, 2007

Filed under: ancient,culture,jewelry — Cynthia @ 7:23 pm

I have always loved history and learning about other cultures. It is interesting to see that humans haven’t changed much when it come to adorning themselves, just the materials change. For as long as humans have existed, man has adorned himself/herself in decoration. Be it tattoos, hair decorations, body paints, piercings or jewelry.

Scientists recently found perforated, small oval Nassarius mollusk shells, dyed with red ochre.  They dated them back to 82,ooo years ago, the oldest found so far.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/06/06/prehistoric.necklaces.reut/index.html

Advertisements