34,000 Year-Old Fiber

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In a discovery that would make Betty Rubble squeal with joy, scientists discovered fibers in a cave from 34,000 years ago that were dyed in pinks and blues. The video details the findings, which were not only unique because of the coloring, but because it was thought that humans of that time only used animal skins as clothing; this shows that they were making cloth from plant materials and dying it.

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  • Fun and interesting anthropological find
  • Could be used in a variety of different classes
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  • No accompanying lessons or materials