There are many schools of thought and belief about the origins of human beings. Some purely religious, some purely scientific, some mix of the two. Regardless of which school of thought, it seems obvious that the first human beings on this earth lived in warm climates. I suppose there are those who argue, but I'm proceeding on the assumption that early humans lived in a climate that was warm enough to keep alive without any kind of Clothing.
Pursuing this thoughtable to reveal the reasons humans began to wear clothes. For warmth and protection, especially when humans begin migrating to colder climates. Continuing along the line of human progress, the naked body became taboo and modesty came in the picture. It 'very easy to come up with some reasons for wearing clothes. But now the question: "When men began to wear dresses?"
Not a shocking question. Perhaps not a question that many people would think very important (orpossible) to get a response. But there are those who burn with the desire to have an answer to this question, believe it or not.
Groups of researchers have thought of possible ways to establish the approximate date of articles of Clothing. One idea says this could be determined by analyzing the date of origin of human body lice. The reasoning is that since man has thinning hair body, the only way human body lice could survive would be in Clothing. Suddenly seems awfully long for me. Whatlice jumping off an animal and chowing down on a human being? But the alleged serious research has been done with this premise.
So how to determine when body lice appeared on humans? Simple. Take a louse and make a modern day genetic analysis of it. One group has determined that the human body louse appeared about 107 thousand years ago, so the man began to wear around the same time. But nothing is so simple, not to mention the ancestral DNA of a louse, for another team of researchershas the same genetic analysis on the modern louse and determined that it appeared about 540 thousand years ago. The two groups are still haggling over it.
This is all according to some articles I've read on the Internet. Of course, reading something on the Internet does not make it so. It 'hard to believe that scientists would have bothered to invest effort, time and money on such a project. And think how many innocent body lice had to be sacrificed.
While I can not seeAll this, as ridiculous as it seems it is certainly possible that this research is successful. Especially when you consider these other areas of research, a handful of crazy research projects that I found while surfing the 'net:
Arm pit odor research.
Research to determine the relationship between beards and hierarchy.
Research to show that family nursery rhymes were written by aliens.
After reading these, the possibility of scientists hovering over a deadbody louse and extracting the DNA to determine when humans began to wear Clothing does not seem so farfetched. But if this research has taken place, I'm sorry to say I think it was a bad idea.