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The First Jewelry: Early Humans Were Into Beauty, Too! 0

When do you think humans started wearing jewelry? Five hundred years ago? Five thousand? Five million? A few years ago, a group of researchers led by Christopher Henshilwood of the State University of New York at Stony Brook discovered what it believes is the “earliest jewelry” in the South African Blombus Cave. Surprisingly, it wasn’t diamonds, but shell beads! The shells were dated to be about 75,000 years old, pushing back the time attributed to humans for the first abstra...