Ancient humans deliberately collected perforated shells in order to string them together as beads, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer (Tel Aviv University, Israel), Iris Groman-Yaroslavski (University of Haifa, Israel), and colleagues.
Shells from Qafzeh Cave on which use-wear was studied
[Credit: Bar-Yosef Mayer et al, 2020]Shells are one of the oldest ways humans have…
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