The world’s oldest bling dates from 41,500 years after the Polish cave was discovered.


The world’s oldest bling dates from 41,500 years after the Polish cave was discovered.

An ivory pendant made from mammoth tusks was found in a cave in Poland. The jewelry is said to have been there an astonishing 41,500 years after it was discovered by experts

The oldest bling, dating back 41,500 years, was reportedly discovered in a cave in Poland.

The ivory pendant made of mammoth tusk is said to have been lost during a hunting trip.

The archeology expert Dr. Wioletta Nowaczewska from the University of Wroclaw believes that it may have been a primitive time measuring device that was used to calculate sunrise and sunset.

It was called the Stajnia Pendant, after the cave in which it was found in the Czestochowa Upland region of southern Poland.

Dr. Nowaczewska said: “This piece of jewelry shows the great creativity and exceptional craftsmanship of the members of the Homo sapiens group who occupied the site.

“The thickness of the plate is about 2.5 cm – which shows an amazing precision when carving the punctures and the two holes for carrying.”

Colleague Professor Sahra Talamo of the University of Bologna in northern Italy said it was dated based on the knowledge that early humans began to move around central and western Europe around 42,000 years ago using tusks for making pendants and carved statuettes.

The trailer was first excavated in 2010, which was also found under animal bones and other stone tools.

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Professor Talamo said: “Determining the exact age of this jewelry was fundamental to its cultural attribution and we are delighted with the result.”

The find area was in the Cracow-Czestochowa Highlands, also known as the Polish Jura Highlands.

The area has yielded many archaeological finds in the past and is best known for its rich ecology with around 1,600 plant and 5,500 animal species.

Last month, a “chocolate flint mine” believed to be around 10,000 years old was found in the area as part of a five-year project in the area.

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