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UF Study of Lice DNA Shows Humans First Wore Clothes 170,000 Years Ago


January 6, 2011

biology graphic A new University of Florida study following the evolution of lice shows modern humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, a technology that enabled them to successfully migrate out of Africa. Full Story

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