September 18, 2009

"A few of the fibers are colored and appear to have been dyed."

Just one sentence (though another one titles this post) from the "brevium" entitled "30,000-Year Old Wild Flax Fibers" by Kvavadze, Bar-Yosef, Belfer-Cohen, Boaretto, Jakeli, Matskevich, & Meshveliani in last week's issue of Science, reporting on recent archaeological findings of dyed linen & wool fibers, evidently the remains of early woven clothing: "The color range includes yellow, red, blue, violet, black, brown, green, and khaki."

Very stylish!

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