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Clothing                  16,000 BC
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Africa

 

Southwest Asia

 

Egypt

 

Indus Valley

 

China

 

Europe

 Mammoths, horses, and many other animals were hunted by these upper Paleolithic peoples, but the reindeer was the staff of life: at many sites 99% of all animal bones found belonged to reindeer; hides provided clothing and coverings for shelters.(24)

One of the most amply documented Upper Paleolithic cultures in eastern Europe is the Kostenski-Bershevo culture centered in the Don River Valley, about 470 kilometers southeast of Moscow. About 25,000 to 11,000 years ago, numerous wolf and fox bones at these sites probably reflect the hunting of these anilmals for their fur for clothing.(24)

Bone needles have also been found, pointing to the use of fitted clothing, quite useful in a near glacial climate. (70)

South America

 

Mesoamerica

 

North America

 

Other