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Ancient graves reveal that facial piercing dates back at least 11,000 years

An array of small plug-shaped Neolithic ornaments used in ear and lip piercings

Ornaments used in ear and lip piercings at the prehistoric site of Boncuklu Tarla in Turkey. Credit: E. Kodaş et al./Antiquity

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Nature 627, 469 (2024)



  1. Kodaş, E., Baysal, E. L. & Özkan, K. Antiquity (2024).

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