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KIDS’ BLOG! Do You Love Being Fashionable? So Did Our Ancient Ancestors!

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UPDATE! This post was originally published on September 27, 2013. In the post below we bring you fascinating information about an ancient sweater found last year in Norway that is remarkably similar to some of the fashions we wear today. It is so important for us to study ancient clothing and textiles like the Norwegian sweater because the information we learn gives us clues to how our ancestors lived and it teaches us that we have a lot in common with those who came before us. Recently, another exciting discovery about ancient clothing was made on the island of Cyprus at the archaeological site of Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou. A workshop complex was excavated which appears to have been used for “textiles and dyeing.”[1] Continue reading

Fall Fashion Update…From the First Millennium CE

As we pull our winter clothes out of storage and prepare for dropping temperatures, melting snow in Norway has given us a window into the cold weather fashions of the ancient past.  Interestingly, those fashions aren’t that different from our own.  Most of us have a favorite sweater we cuddle up in when it gets cold outside; maybe our ancient ancestors did the same thing. Continue reading