Tuesday, November 23, 2010

20,000 years old drilled specimen found

drilled ostrich egg shell

The archeological team from the State Administration of Cultural Heritage discovered two ostrich eggshells dating 20,000 years old with stone-drilled holes at the Xuchang primitive ruins.

These two ostrich eggshells would be the earliest artificially stone-drilled specimens ever found and the best preserved specimens found in China over the age of 10,000 years. These shells show that the primitive craftsmanship had developed to a quite high level even at that time.

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