Eagle talons are regarded as the first elements used to make jewelery by Neanderthals, a practice

Eagle talons are regarded as the first elements used to make jewelery by Neanderthals, a practice that spread around Southern Europe about 120,000 to 40,000 years ago. Now, for the first time, researchers have found evidence of the ornamental uses of eagle talons in the Iberian Peninsula. An article published on the cover of the journal Science Advances talks about the findings from the Foradada Cave in Calafell. The study was led by Antonio Rodríguez-Hidalgo, researcher at the Institute of Evolution in Africa (IDEA) and member of the research team in a project of the Prehistoric Studies and Research Seminar (SERP) of the UB. The artifact is the most modern piece of its kind found from the Neanderthal period, and the first found in the Iberian Peninsula. This finding widens the temporal and geographical limits that were estimated for these kind of Neanderthal ornaments. This would be “the last necklace made by the Neanderthals,” says Antonio Rodríguez-Hidalgo. “Neanderthals used eagle talons as symbolic elements, probably as necklace pendants, from the beginnings of the mid Palaeolithic,” he says. The piece is composed of bone remains from a Spanish Imper...

The concept store Thaa is reviving the idea of traditional Arabic dress for women looking for

The concept store Thaa is reviving the idea of traditional Arabic dress for women looking for something different. Offering handmade dresses and abayas with simple, yet captivating, designs, Thaa is setting a trend with unique colors, minimalist styles, and products that are hand-embroidered and made with care. Thaa sells Middle Eastern brands that are ideal for youth trying to find the perfect dress or abaya to wear to a family gathering, especially during Eid. The store has something to suit everyone’s taste, from Mickey Mouse and unicorns to constellations embroidered on an abaya. DUBAI: US socialite Sofia Richie was spotted celebrating her birthday in Las Vegas over the weekend and she glittered in a pink number by Kuwaiti designer to the stars Yousef Al-Jasmi. Richie, singer Lionel Richie’s daughter, was joined by her beau Scott Disick at the city’s XS Nightclub, where she partied the night away and enjoyed a towering, multi-colored cake for her 21st birthday — all while wearing a form-fitting, dazzling catsuit by Al-Jasmi, which she paired with Jordanian-Romanian shoe designer Amina Muaddi’s Lupita Mules. Richie isn’t the only celebrity to step out in a design by Al-Jasmi...