How a Wildly Popular Fashion Trend That Dominated Stone Age African Civilizations Suggests a 50,000-Year-Old Social Network

Fatima Fokina

Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a 50,000-year-old social network—perhaps the world’s earliest—thanks to pieces of Stone Age jewelry scattered across southern and eastern Africa. Humans are thought to have begun wearing beads some 75,000 years ago, making them one of the earliest forms of human adornment. For […]