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Oldest Known Shell Beads

These are the world's oldest known shell beads.

Skhul Shell Beads, Skhul, Israel
Image Credit: James Di Loreto, & Donald H. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution
Oldest Known Shell Beads
Exhibit Item
Date of discovery:
Discovered by: A team led by Dorothy Garrod and Dorothea Bate
Site: Skhūl, Israel
Page last updated: February 9, 2016