] We started wearing clothes about 70,000 years ago - at least
] according to our lice genes.
] At that time the body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus) evolved
] from the head louse (P. humanus capitis), say Mark Stoneking and
] his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
] Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. The split should correspond to
] the time when the body louse's habitat - clothes - became
Lice genes date first human clothes