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A prehistoric innovation marked a major shift in how humans dress, scientists say

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The eyed needle, a sewing tool made from bones, antlers, or ivory, may hold important clues about the origins of fashion, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed evidence from archaeological sites around the world and found that eyed needles emerged in the colder parts of Eurasia around 40,000 years ago. These needles not only made sewing more efficient but also allowed for self-expression through clothing decoration. The study suggests that eyed needles played a role in both tailoring and social and cultural development. The findings highlight the significance of clothing in understanding human culture and bring together art and science perspectives.