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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

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0703877104


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