Who wore it first? Probably someone in a cave

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Who wore it first? Probably someone in a cave

The oldest-known evidence for clothing in the archaeological record has been found in North Africa

Will Dunham

People may take the necessity and existence of clothing for granted, from shirts to pants to dresses, coats, skirts, socks, underwear, bow ties, top hats, togas, kilts and bikinis. But it all had to start somewhere.

Scientists last week said artefacts unearthed in a cave in Morocco dating back as far as 120,000 years indicate humans were making specialised bone tools, skinning animals and then using tools to process these skins for fur and leather.

The items from Contrebandiers Cave, about 400km from the Atlantic coastline in the town of Temara, appear to be the oldest-known evidence for clothing in the archaeological record, they added...

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