SUNDAY REVELATIONS: UF study of lice DNA shows first clothes 170,000 years ago

David Reed, associate curator of mammals at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus, studies lice in modern humans to better understand human evolution and migration patterns. His latest five-year study used DNA sequencing to calculate when clothing lice first began to diverge genetically from human head lice.

What I find fascinating is how this relates to our own origins .. that origins of modern, big browed, religious, speaking homo?  … the kind of folks described in Genesis.

Most of what I read puts our origin between 60 and 100,000 years ago.  The consensus, moreover, is that did not derive from neanderthal. If so, does this mean there was clothes wearing hominid before those same “people” had speech?  Are we their descendants?