World's Oldest Purse Found which was Studded With a Hundred Dog Teeth
Photo credit by Klaus Bentele, LDA Halle
"Over the years the leather or fabric disappeared, and all that's left is the teeth. They're all pointing in the same direction, so it looks a lot like a modern handbag flap," said Friederich, of the Sachsen-Anhalt State Archaeology and Preservation Office. The dog’s teeth were found during excavations of the 250-acre (100-hectare) Profen (map) site, which is slated to become an open-pit coal mine in 2015.
Even among such a rich haul, the purse is a something special, according to the Friederich, who managed the excavation project. "It's the first time we can show direct evidence of a bag like this."