82,000-year-old shell beads from North Africa and implications for the origins of modern human behavior
Bouzouggar, Abdeljalil; Barton, Nick; Vanhaeren, Marian; d'Errico, Francesco; Collcuttt, S; Higham, Thomas F. G.; Hodge, Edward; Parfitt, S; Rhodes, Edward; Schwenninger, J; Stringer, Chris; Turner, Elaine; Ward, Stephen J; Moutmir, Abdelkrim; Stambouli, Abdelhamid
The first appearance of explicitly symbolic objects in the archaeological record marks a fundamental stage in the emergence of modern social behavior in Homo. Ornaments such as shell beads represent some of the earliest objects of this kind. We report on
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