Neanderthals’and Needles

Neanderthals’and Needles

Neanderthals are an extinct species or subspecies of archaic humans who lived in Eurasia until about 40,000 years ago. They most likely went extinct due to competition with, or due to great climatic change, disease, or a combination of these factors. Many thousands of their artifacts and fossils have been found, including several nearly complete skeletons. We also know about their genetic make-up, as several Neanderthal genomes have now been reconstructed from ancient DNA obtained from their fossils. Neanderthals are named after the valley, in which the first identified specimen was found.

Neanderthals started making clothes and footwear 40,000 Years ago, Neanderthals made and used a diverse set of sophisticated tools, controlled fire, lived in shelters, made and wore clothing, were skilled hunters of large animals and also ate plant foods, and occasionally made symbolic or ornamental objects.

They started by salvaging small animal bones to make needles and sew clothes and shoe , In short, Neanderthals covered most of their body in cold environments, less so during summer. They often wore gloves and shoes, but only wore hats during the coldest times. However, these clothes were likely just simple furs or skins, tied or just draped over their body.

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