From Alice Klein at New Scientist:
A crafted piece of bone found in Australia looks as if it were designed to be worn in the nasal septum – making it the oldest bone jewellery belonging to Homo sapiens to be identified anywhere in the world.
The finding shows that the first humans to reach Australia 50,000 years ago were as culturally advanced as their counterparts in Africa and Europe. More.
Why are people who are so willing to believe nonsense about chimpanzees surprised when humans turn out to have been much more sophisticated much earlier than we had supposed? Could there be an agenda that does not rely on evidence here?
See also: Code written in Stone Age art?
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