Eeeek What’s that smell? It’s the smell of Neanderthals, our ancestors tanning leather What for? They used animal skins to keep warm during winter. And summers? Well, they didn’t wear anything. How immodest. I’m a dinosaur. I’m allowed to be immodest. No stitching tools such as needles were ever found at a Neanderthal site, which means they probably wore unsewn hides. Then when did man start stitching clothes? Let’s find out Simple needles made out of animal bone provide evidence of sewn leather and fur garments from at least 30,000 years ago. So that’s how clothes came into existence!