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February 9 2014

First hemp-weaved fabric in the World found wrapped around baby in 9,000-year-old house


Latest excavation work in the ancient city of Çatalhöyük in Turkey has revealed the world’s first hemp-weaved fabric, which was found wrapped around a baby skeleton in the ground of a burned house.

The city of Catalhoyuk is the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site found to date. At a time when most of the world's people were nomadic hunter-gatherers, Catalhoyuk was a bustling town of as many as 10,000 people.

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