Het mooie aan geschiedenis is dat het nooit echt vaststaat. Met als het om onze oorsprong gaat worden steeds weer nieuwe ontdekkingen gedaan, die vorige theorieën compleet overhoop kunnen gooien.
Archeologists have identified what might be the world’s oldest known jewelry. It consists of 100,000-year-old shells from the Middle East with holes bored in their centers. If the shells were used as beads for personal decoration, it means symbolic human thinking and the first signs of culture are much older than previously thought.
Until recently, researchers believed that the first signs of modern human culture appeared about 40,000 years ago when anatomically modern humans arrived in Europe.
“This find indicates the anatomically modern humans from Africa and the Near East created beadwork traditions well before their arrival in Europe, and that there were modern human cultures in Africa quite early in time,” Vanhaeren said. (Voice of America)
zaterdag 24 juni 2006 :: 13.54 uur