November 23, 2010

Perforated ostrich egg vessels from Upper Paleolithic China

I was totally unaware until now that there had been ostriches in Asia, much less as recently as the last Ice Age.

It seems they did exist and that modern humans used their eggs as either vessels or ornaments (or both) some 20,000 years ago.

The discovery was made at Xuchang (Henan) by archaeologists of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

Source: Pileta de Prehistoria[en]

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