World's Oldest Purse Unearthed—You'll Never Guess What it's Studded With

World's Oldest Purse Unearthed—You'll Never Guess What it's Studded With

Trends really do recycle.

National Geographic reported that excavators in Leipzig, Germany uncovered what they think is the world's oldest purse. But wait, here's the best part: It's studded with—wait for it—dog teeth.

The ancient accessory is actually embellished with more than 100 dog teeth, and dates back to 2,000-2,500 B.C.

The archeologists excavated this bag from a 250 acre plot that is set to become a coal mine in 2015. They say  the purse appears to have a flap in front.

We're betting it was a slouchy clutch.

Dog teeth were all the rage back in the Stone Age. They were used for special burial ceremonies, along with wolf teeth (according to the article, that is; don't worry, this is not, like, conventional knowedge). This bag alone contains dozens (of dog teeth). And that's really all that's left of the bag—the rest of the fabric, be it leather or something else, disintegrated.

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