By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
Timeline Story

Advanced Sewing Needles

Advanced Sewing Needles

When: 28,000 BCE
Note: 28,000 to 21,000 BCE
Absolute Years From Now: -28000
Story Reference Date: 07/08/2021
1,200 Generations Ago

Humans used bone and ivory needles like these about 28,000 BCE to sew warm, closely fitted garments. These bone needles are from Xiaogushan, Liaoning Province, China, and are dated to about 28,000 to 21,000 BCE.

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