Homo Sapiens history reaches over 200 000 years. This piece of jewellery is that story. Our evolution follows a chain where every link or ball represents 100 years. Along the time axis there are charms attached as markers. They show when we crossed The Bab el-Mander passage between Africa and Asia, when wolves started living together with us, when the wheel was invented and the cuneiform arose.
Are these 200 000 years a long period of time? They can be compared with the nuclear-power waste we produce today, it must be safely enclosed and stored for at least 100 000 years. After 200 000 years it will still be dangerous. Our DNA carries traces from prehuman periods. What happens today will show in our future genes. We all carry our history into the future.