Beads suggest culture blocked farming in Northern Europe

Baltic hunter-gatherers, unlike counterparts to the south, resisted farming’s spread

Forager jewelry

CHANGING STYLES  Necklaces and other ornaments used by members of some of the last Central and Southern European hunter-gatherer societies date to between 8,000 and 7,500 years ago. These foragers' jewelry style changed in step with the spread of farming, new research finds.

S. Rigaud, U. of Cantabria, Ulmer Museum, Danish National Museum

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