Archaeological excavation

Archaeological excavation

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Caption: Archaeological excavation. Archaeologists working in the eastern wing of the Blombos cave site in South Africa. This site was made famous by the discovery of pieces of ochre engraved with abstract designs, 75000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells, and bone tools thought to be around 80,000-years-old.

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