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The prehistoric development of clothing: Archaeological implications of a thermal model

Gilligan, Ian


This paper presents a thermal model for the prehistoric origin and development of clothing. A distinction is drawn between simple and complex forms of clothing, with broad implications for the interpretation of paleolithic technological transitions and the emergence of modern human behavior. Physiological principles and paleoenvironmental data are harnessed to identify conditions requiring simple, loosely draped garments and the more challenging conditions that demanded additional protection in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
DOI: 10.1007/s10816-009-9076-x


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