Early Humans for Kids
The use of clothing helped man survive the ice age. In the winter months and in areas with a colder climate, early man to keep warm by making clothing from the skins of animals. In summer months and warmer climates, clothing consisted of woven grass or bark.
Neanderthal man was probably the first to make clothing. They tanned animal skins to make clothing and boots.
Cro-Magnon invented needles. They used needles for many purposes including sewing. They made boots, tunics, and other garments out of furs, woven plants, and bark. They strung together jewelry made from shells, bone, and animal teeth. Sometimes Cro-Magnon would dye their bodies or even tattoo themselves.