Text: “Archaeologists Discover ‘Oldest’ Jewelry Ever, Shedding Light on Early Ways of Expressing Identity.”

Extract: “Archaeologists working in the Bizmoune Cave in southwest Morocco published a surprising finding in Science Advances last week: they had discovered what is believed to be the oldest jewelry in the world. The team found 33 shell beads that they dated to between 142,000 and 150,000 years old. ” https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/oldest-jewelry-discovered-1234611028/

The article explains how there was some debate as to whether or not the beads were actually jewelry. A look at the actual research paper would give some specific information about how the researchers justified their interpretations.