Neanderthals May Have Made the Oldest Jewerly on Earth

March 12, 2015 1:24 PM

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A number of eight eagle talons discovered over 100 years ago at the prehistoric archaeological site of Kravina, in Croatia has researchers from Kansas University believe that they could be the oldest known example of jewelry made by an anthropomorphic species.

The eight claws – that were found in a disparate state when discovered at the beginning of the last century – display matching cut marks that suggest they were at some point bound together, probably with sinew. Layering data from the Kravina site also imply that the pieces are about 130,000 years ol...

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