Myths and truth about the health of primitive people

Before the rise of archeology and anthropology of the people represented by their ancestors of the Stone Age sex animals - dirty, disheveled, spiteful towards each other, naked or almost naked, sitting on the caves in the smoke of their fires. Research and discovery have introduced their own adjustments to these ideas.

Myths and truth about the health of primitive people

That's what guided those who are trying to rebuild, how to care for a Stone Age people. The graves of the Stone Age. Marsh mummy comes from the Mesolithic. Nations, where life developed slowly, isolated, under conditions where never been invented metalworking technology and literature. They are sometimes called peoples, stuck in the Stone Age, but in fact they have gone the way of development, when the slowly changing way of life, customs, laws, mythology and art - and even slowly advancing technology.

Myths and truth about the health of primitive people

Not all the people of the Stone Age stank

Of course, where it was cold in the winter, or almost all the time, there was no way to bathe all year round. But in most cultures, people like to splash in the water, especially the heat of summer, and there is no reason to think that in the stone age, they did not experience pleasure, smooth summer in the river or lake.

There was another aspect. Blood during regulation could attract predators smell and insects, and in the interest of the woman had to maintain some no hygiene. As for men, it is their responsibility to hunt (however, small hunting tribe engaged in virtually all), and it was important not to frighten prey to human odor. For it was not enough to go downwind, or ought to wash away the smell, or, in extreme cases, kill it stronger, like the smell of carrion (the dogs do). However, the vast majority of people in many different cultures, can not stand the smell of carrion - probably in the Stone Age hunters prefer good to wash or scrape away the sweat and dirt from the body (as did, for example, in a poor freshwater ancient Greece), drowning remnants human scent some fat. Possibly mixed with mashed herbs to smell nice and production, and for the hunter.

Myths and truth about the health of primitive people

In the Stone Age to look after hair

There are many tribes who like to describe as "savage" and "primitive", and none of the people do not leave your hair without attention. Them or cut (it does not require iron scissors - stone knives are very sharp and thin, but not as durable as steel), or braided in many ways.

Stone Age people could be of even complex braid hairstyle - he was known as such the principle of weaving with a probability that tends to one hundred percent. That is, they most likely woven rope snares of ropes, baskets, and maybe parts of clothing or carpets. Nothing prevented them plait braids, from one or two of the most simple to the real hairstyles of braids on holidays. Furthermore, even monkeys untangle each other and selected from wool it insects. Most likely, just we do to each other and the people of the Stone Age.

Myths and truth about the health of primitive people

In the Stone Age brushed their teeth

Almost all found the skeletons of the Stone Age on the teeth have longitudinal grooves - typical signs of continuous use toothpicks. In addition, the tooth cleaning can use fruits like apples, razzhovyvanie fibrous plants (which is used in our time) and chewing gum. But that does not prove it, because it strips it then people's mouth.

But we know that at least in some places, people treated teeth - scraped off the damaged part and close up the hole seal of a resin mixed with fiber and plant and human hair. No wonder - it is already written in the days of the empire of the Incas made complicated and precise operation with stone tools.

Myths and truth about the health of primitive people

In the Stone Age wore clothes

And not only loincloths. Weave learned in the Neolithic Age, one of the periods of the Stone Age. And wove the very purpose of the production of clothing. But knitting, even though it seems to be technically easier, came up later in the Copper Age.

In addition, according to the ancient tombs and statues, people were made rather complicated clothes from animal skins. And, most likely, we washed it - for the same reasons, of which it was logical to wash. And still in the stone age loved to put designs on many different things and know what natural dyes. Probably, many people in the Stone Age and patterns applied on the skin and face, including in order to look beautiful.

Myths and truth about the health of primitive people

The Stone Age did not go with long claws

Long nails are very uncomfortable in the home, they are for all the hurt and can because of this painful break. If you look at the written history, the longest fingernails in the past have been the lot of those who have slaves and servants. In the Stone Age it is unlikely many people would avoid working hands every day (and hardly anyone liked tearing the nail).

Most likely, fingernails or trimmed with a knife, or biting, or, as we did two hundred years ago the gypsies, grind on a flat stone. Toenails, too, apparently, were processed.