Blog: Leonie BarrieLousy study reveals history of clothing

Leonie Barrie | 22 August 2003

Research involving insect genetics has shed new light on when humans first started their long trek from naked wilderness to the catwalks of Paris and Milan. A study conducted by German scientists involved mapping the spread of human lice around the world, and has concluded that man first threw off his crude, animal-skin togas and graduated to sewn, tailored and decorated clothing some 70,000 years ago.

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