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82,000-year-old shell beads from North Africa and implications for the origins of modern human behavior.

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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 examples of perforated Nassarius gibbosulus shell beads from Grotte des Pigeons (Taforalt, Morocco), North Africa. These marine shells come from archaeological levels dated by luminescence and uranium-series techniques to approximately 82,000...

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10.1073/pnas.0703877104

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America More from this journal
Volume:
104
Issue:
24
Pages:
9964-9969
Publication date:
2007-06-01
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1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
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English
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2014-12-04

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