That fur cape is so last season.
Ever wonder what our ancient human ancestors used to wear?
The answer is a bit more complex than the shapeless tunics and simple dresses featured in The Flintstones.
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We do know that early humans and Neanderthals skinned animals to make garments that helped them weather cold climates.
But few artifacts from their well-aged wardrobes have been uncovered and analyzed.
Researchers described their findings in the peer-reviewed journal iScience on September 16.
Contrebandiers Project, 2009
An international team sifted through over 12,000 bone fragments from Contrebandiers Cave on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco.
Jacopo Niccolò Cerasoni
“This versatility appears to be at the root of our species, and not a characteristic that emerged after expansions into Eurasia.”