Body Ornaments

Body ornaments

  • Dated at 40,000 years ago

  • No food value

  • Unusual designs and color

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Soon after the appearance of modern humans came ornaments that were used to adorn people's bodies. These items had no practical use, but were used for purely ornamental purposes.

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  1. Kuhn, S.L., M. C. Stiner, D. S. Reese, and E. Güleç. Ornaments of the earliest Upper Paleolithic: New insights from the Levant. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98: 7641-7646.
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