re: Neanderthals wore jewelry - and it's important that they did!
Tue, Feb 2 2010 9:06 PM
Strictly speaking, the term 'jewelry' is a bit of a stretch when applied to primordial man. A stone with a hole in it, worn around the neck on a bit of dried and twisted vine, may have been the talisman awarded to the one who killed the most game. Luck and superstition were likely the earliest motivations behind wearing these items, not a desire for adornment.
Just putting a perspective out there.