A Shell Found In Java Has Rewritten Human History
The earliest known engravings from human ancestors have been discovered on a 400,000-year-old fossilised shell from Java.
A shell found in Java (not the language… that's what I thought when I first saw the article title!) shows that humans were around and using tools much longer than previously thought. And by a lot I mean like 300,000+ years earlier than previously thought!
"The engravings resemble the previously oldest-known, which are associated with either Neanderthals or modern humans from around 100,000 years ago…. An international team worked to establish the exact date of the shell, using two different methods to arrive at the final result of between 430,000 and 540,000 years old."