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World's Oldest Purse Found—Studded With a Hundred Dog Teeth?


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Geplaatst op 28 juni 2012 - 14:40

World's Oldest Purse Found—Studded With a Hundred Dog Teeth?

"It seems to have been very fashionable at the time."

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Embedded in dirt, dog teeth may have studded an ancient purse, whose textile has disintegrated.
Photograph courtesy Klaus Bentele, LDA Halle

Andrew Curry in Berlin
for National Geographic News
Published June 27, 2012

The world's oldest purse may have been found in Germany—and its owner apparently had a sharp sense of Stone Age style.
Excavators at a site near Leipzig (map) uncovered more than a hundred dog teeth arranged close together in a grave dated to between 2,500 and 2,200 B.C.
According to archaeologist Susanne Friederich, the teeth were likely decorations for the outer flap of a handbag.

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Lees verder: http://news.national...bag-friederich/

Bron: National Geographic

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