Human Culture Much Older Than Thought

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•31 Aug 2, 2012

Scientists recently discovered 44,000-year-old jewelry made from ostrich eggs and poison-tipped arrows in a South African cave, a finding that suggests modern human culture emerged more than 20,000 years earlier than previously believed. What do you think?

  • “Well, I still say we don’t look a day over 18,000 years old.”

    Marjorie Speck –
    Boarding House Manager

  • “To find that we’ve had 20,000 more years to develop culturally just means there’s that much more to feel ashamed about.”

    Jack Slyter –
    Probate Lawyer

  • “Something definitely got lost over time, because my own poison-tipped arrows can’t kill for shit.”

    William Sheedy –
    Lumber Sorter