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The Ancient World and Fashion > Early People

The hunters of the last Ice Age, who lived around 100,000 years ago, were probably the first people to wear clothes. However, there is no proof of when clothing first developed, since the materials used to make clothing decay easily and rapidly, and the earliest examples of clothing did not survive. Recent DNA evidence indicates that some time between 30,000 and 114,000 years ago, head lice, which typically infest human hair, evolved a new sub-species, body lice, which commonly infest human clothing.

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