Jewelry artifacts made from iridescent beetles says a lot about society in 60 B.C.
The moral of our next story might be that people have always liked shiny things. A team of archaeologists here in the Southwest have found jewelry artifacts made from iridescent beetles, apparently a status symbol in ancient times.
Turns out, it’s a discovery that says a lot about an important, transitional society around 60 B.C., and a universal connection to insects and the earth.
The Show spoke more about it with Michael Terlep, an archaeologist with the Kaibab National Forest who led the research.