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41,500-year-old ivory pendant may be oldest human-decorated jewelry in Eurasia

Polish archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 41,500-year-old pendant made of mammoth ivory and adorned with puncture marks. This is the oldest jewel decorated by modern humans on the Eurasian continent.

The pendant is currently divided into two parts and was discovered during an archaeological excavation in Poland’s Stadinia Cave in 2010.Recent radiocarbon dating dates back about 41,500 years, a team of scientists reported in a paper published online Thursday (November 25). Science report..

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