Skeletal remains from the Hirota ruins (IMAGE) Kyushu University Caption A photograph of the ancient human remains found at the Hirota ruins. A notable characteristic of the remains is the wearing of many shell accessories, indicative of the culture and trade of the region at the time. Credit The Kyushu University Museum Usage Restrictions Only for media and non-commercial use. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.