When was clothing invented?

Archaeologists have found evidence — in the form of bone tools and scrape marks on animal bones — of early Africans making clothing from animal skins 120,000 years ago, the Guardian reports (see story here, and/or study here).

Taken together, the tools and scrape marks suggest those ancient humans processed animal skins. “But mysteries remain including what the resulting outfits would have looked like, and whether they were primarily used for protection against the elements or more symbolic purposes,” the Guardian said.

Maybe anthropologists could figure this out by studying the cultural practices of today’s primitive hominids?

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