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What made early man wearing clothes ?

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by chinu, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. chinu

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    What made early man wearing clothes ?
     
  2. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    What do you accept in general for the words proof, truth, evidence, reasonable and so on?
     
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    Probably began as personal adornment and status-marking.
    Later useful for weather protection.
     
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    It's hard to know for sure since it will have happened long before there was any kind of recorded history. Logically it seems likely early humans will have seen how animals were protected from environmental harms (cold, water, thorns etc.) by their hides and fur so directly used those animal hides for the same purpose. Over time they will have learned to work the raw hides to make them last longer, work better and fit more comfortably, ultimately leading to what we'd recognise as early clothing.
     
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    Warmth
     
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  6. chinu

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    Conclusion after discussion.
     
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    No need, you asked a question, i provided the answer thst i believe to be correct
     
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  9. chinu

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    Its okay, why you getting angry ? have I responded anything contrary to your answer yet ? :)
     
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    Yes, warmth is a part of it, but there seems to be more. How come we lost the type of body hair of similar animals? How you answer that influences in part the answer for clothes.
     
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    Yes how ? :)
     
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    How come we lost body hair the way we did?
     
  13. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Not getting angry at all. It takes more than a comment to make me angry. Actually the last thing that made me angry was 25 years ago, i learned then the futility of it.

    However i did respond to your unaddressed comment.

    Sorry if you think i responded in anger
     
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  14. chinu

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    :) thank you.
     
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    The hypothesis I have read about is that when Man became a bipedal hunter, most likely on the hot African savannah, he did so by wearing down his prey through long-distance running stamina. Loss of body hair aided keeping cool (he kept hair on his head for protection from UV, and in his armpits and groin to prevent chafing).

    Later, however, when Man migrated to cooler climates, the cold became the problem. Hence the clothes - in cooler climates.

    To this day, primitive tribes in hot countries wear little in the way of clothing.
     
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  16. ChristineM

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    And now I'll respond to this unaddressed post.

    During the migrations of early man into Europe some 40 thousand years ago they met with cooler weather than they were used to, with the height of the last ice age it was a little chilly around the nether regions for even those hardened humans. The animals they hunted grew thick fur to protect them from the cold. A simple job to skin the animals (which they did anyway) and utilise the pelts and furs as protection from the cold so they range further north.
     
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    We sweat so much it becomes a mess, and interferes with sweat's cooling function.
     
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    Not quite all of the current hypothesis.
     
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    I'm guessing cold, scratches, scrapes and bruises, sunburn, windburn, bug bites, rain, ...
     
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  20. chinu

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    But, what made them to migrate ?
     
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