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Stone Age twining unraveled

New finds suggest that people used plant fibers for sewing and other purposes in western Asia by 32,000 years ago

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2:50pm, September 10, 2009

In the Stone Age, advances in fiber technology globalized people not communication. As early as 32,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers figured out how to transform wild flax fibers into cords suitable for sewing clothes, weaving baskets and attaching stone tools to handles, researchers report in the Sept. 11 Science.

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