Saturday, October 27, 2007

Early Humans Wore Makeup

Evidence showing one of the most constant qualities of humanity, self-consciousness:

Oct. 17, 2007 -- In one of the earliest hints of "modern" living, humans 164,000 years ago put on primitive makeup and hit the seashore for steaming mussels, new archaeological finds show.

Call it a beach party for early man.

But it's a beach party thrown by people who weren't supposed to be advanced enough for this type of behavior. What was found in a cave in South Africa may change how scientists believe Homo sapiens marched into modernity.

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