Friday, September 16, 2016


...people like to say that the indigenous peoples of the Americas were primitive.

Well, apparently they were dyeing cloth before...well, as far as we can tell, anyone. The indigo-dyed fragments, 6,200 years old, were found in Peru. They predate anything found in Egypt by at least 1500 years.

This is, so far, the oldest dyed cloth we have found.