O mais antigo ornato decorado foi descoberto na Polónia
November 25, 2021 - Um pendente em osso de mamute foi datado pelo rádiocarbono de há 41.500 anos, e representa o mais antigo ornato de joalharia conhecido feito por seres humanos na Eurásia.
A team of archaeologists dated a pendant found at the Stajnia Cave, Poland, in 2010, to the Early Upper Palaeolithic (between 42,000 to 37,000 years ago) through advanced methods of radiocarbon dating, as reported in a study published in Nature magazine.
The decoration of the pendant includes patterns of over 50 puncture marks in looping curve, and two complete holes. They could represent hunting tallies – mathematical counting system – or lunar notations corresponding to monthly cycle of moon or sun.
Animal bones found alongside the pendant may indicate that humans were starting to produce small and transportable art as they spread across Eurasia.