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Title: Human Body Lice Reveal the Birthdate of Fashion
Url: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2003/09/02/937424.htm
Creator: Lorenzi, Rossella
Publisher: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Description: This site, from Australian Broadcasting Corporation, relates how the evolution of human body lice was made possible when we developed the habit of wearing clothes some 40,000 years ago. "'This ecological differentiation [between lice which lay their eggs in the scalp and those that lay their eggs in clothes) probably arose when humans adopted frequent use of clothing,' write the researchers. Thus, an indirect measure of when our ancestors first wore clothes would have emerged by figuring out when body lice first appeared, the researchers concluded."
LC Classification: Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Coevolution
Science -- Zoology -- Invertebrates -- Arthropoda -- Insects -- Anoplura (Sucking lice)
Science -- Zoology -- Invertebrates -- Arthropoda -- Insects -- Anoplura (Sucking lice) -- Systematic divisions. By family, A-Z -- Pediculidae
Science -- Zoology -- Invertebrates -- Arthropoda -- Insects -- Evolution. Phylogeny. Speciation
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Ecology
Social studies
Social studies -- Anthropology
Key Concept: Ecology -- Coevolution
Ecology -- Evolution
Agriculture -- Insects and pests
Agriculture -- Zoology
Date Issued: 2003-09-02
Resource Type: Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
General Public
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Language: English
Rights: ABC
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Topic in Depth
Full Record Views: 218
Resource URL Clicks: 32
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