Stone Age hut in Israel yields world's oldest evidence of bedding.

@article{Nadel2004StoneAH,
  title={Stone Age hut in Israel yields world's oldest evidence of bedding.},
  author={Dani Nadel and Ehud Weiss and Orit Simchoni and Alexander Tsatskin and Avinoam Danin and Mordechai E. Kislev},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 17},
  pages={
          6821-6
        }
}
The earliest archaeological remains of dwelling huts built by Homo sapiens were found in various European Upper Paleolithic open-air camps. Although floors of huts were found in a small number of cases, modern organization of the home space that includes defined resting areas and bedding remains was not discovered. We report here the earliest in situ bedding exposed on a brush hut floor. It has recently been found at the previously submerged, excellently preserved 23,000-year-old fisher-hunter… CONTINUE READING

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