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Published on November 12th, 2007 | by Noelle dEstries

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Prehistoric Women Wore Short Short’s Too

November 12th, 2007 by

disy.jpgPLOCNIK, Serbia (Reuters) – If the figurines found in an ancient European settlement are any guide, women have been dressing to impress for at least 7,500 years.

Recent excavations at the site — part of the Vinca culture which was Europe’s biggest prehistoric civilization — point to a metropolis with a great degree of sophistication and a taste for art and fashion, archaeologists say.

In the Neolithic settlement in a valley nestled between rivers, mountains and forests in what is now southern Serbia, men rushed around a smoking furnace melting metal for tools. An ox pulled a load of ore, passing by an art workshop and a group of young women in short skirts.

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