One of the defining periods of early humans and their development is the Stone Age. This long era of our earliest history lasted for roughly 3.4 million years, and gradually ended between 8500 BC to 2000 BC, as metalworking began appearing more and more. 3.4 million years is a long, long time, and humans developed gradually, always changing and eventually evolving into the form that we have today.
Some of the biggest mysteries today are related to the lives and technologies of these early humans. What did they eat? How did they live? And what did they wear? This last question allows us to explore the ancient mentality of man and to discover the earliest forms of clothing and footwear ever made. Join us as we discover the world of the Stone Age clothing.
Early Research into the Appearance of Stone Age Clothing
The Paleolithic, rarely known as the Old Stone Age, is the period of human history that was marked by the dominant use of stone tools, and today covers an incredible 99% of human technological prehistory. Ever since early hominids discovered that sharpened stones could kill, destroy, and create, the prehistoric industry of stone tools was constantly developing. From early cudgels and crudely sharpened stones, to flint tools and arrowheads, all the way to the complex stone structures and heavy intricate tools – stone was the highpoint of human development for several millennia.