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Paleolithic humans used eyed needles for more than tailoring, scientists say. It could point to the birth of fashion

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The eyed needle, a sewing tool made of bones, antlers, or ivory, may reveal clues about the origins of fashion, according to a new study. Researchers found evidence of eyed needles in various archaeological sites, raising questions about why they emerged in colder regions as the climate became colder. These needles not only made sewing more efficient but also allowed for self-expression when clothing became necessary due to the cold. Eyed needles were likely used for both decoration and tailoring purposes, marking a shift in the function of clothing. This study highlights the significance of clothing in understanding human cultures.