How 'bling' makes us human

Sparkly jewelry, expensive shoes, designer watches – who doesn't love a bit of "bling?"

Prehistoric beads were made from British shells

A new technique to identify the type of shell used to make early, decorative beads could help archaeologists understand more about early human trading.

Dating of beads sets new timeline for early humans

(Phys.org) —An international team of researchers led by Oxford University has new dating evidence indicating when the earliest fully modern humans arrived in the Near East, the region known as the Middle East today.

Africa's Homo sapiens were the first techies

The search for the origin of modern human behaviour and technological advancement among our ancestors in southern Africa some 70 000 years ago, has taken a step closer to firmly establishing Africa, and especially South Africa, ...

Tiny ancient shells point to earliest fashion trend

Shell beads newly unearthed from four sites in Morocco confirm early humans were consistently wearing and potentially trading symbolic jewellery as early as 80,000 years ago. These beads add significantly to similar finds ...

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