50,000 years-old Prehistoric Needles

The oldest prehistoric needles ever found were discovered in the Sibudu Cave, South Africa. The needles, which date back to approximately 57,000 – 63,000 years ago, were made from bone and are just a few centimetres long. These needles were likely used to create clothing or other textiles, a skill that would have been critical for survival in the harsh conditions of prehistoric times.