30,000-Year-Old Wild Flax Fibers

@article{Kvavadze200930000YearOldWF,
  title={30,000-Year-Old Wild Flax Fibers},
  author={E. Kvavadze and O. Bar-Yosef and A. Belfer-Cohen and E. Boaretto and N. Jakeli and Z. Matskevich and T. Meshveliani},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={325},
  pages={1359 - 1359}
}
  • E. Kvavadze, O. Bar-Yosef, +4 authors T. Meshveliani
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Geology
  • Science
  • Dyed flax fibers from 30,000 years ago show that humans in the Caucasus were making colored twine at that time. A unique finding of wild flax fibers from a series of Upper Paleolithic layers at Dzudzuana Cave, located in the foothills of the Caucasus, Georgia, indicates that prehistoric hunter-gatherers were making cords for hafting stone tools, weaving baskets, or sewing garments. Radiocarbon dates demonstrate that the cave was inhabited intermittently during several periods dated to 32 to 26… CONTINUE READING

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