I love vintage shops, and I definitely have a taste for fashion from bygone days.  What’s not to love about a classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” cocktail dress or a sleek cloche hat? Vintage jewellery can be particularly fun- people have been making and wearing necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other adornments for years. Centuries. Thousands of years. But would you believe a hundred thousand years?

That’s right, archaeologists have found beads dating back 100,000 years.  The beads are small shells, and were excavated frome a site in Israel.  The find shows some interesting insight into ancient human culture and our ever-present desire to adorn ourselves with the beauty of nature.


World's oldest bead.  Image courtesy http://www.nhm.ac.uk
World’s oldest bead. Image courtesy http://www.nhm.ac.uk