Without historical records to inform them, anthropologists attempt to piece together the lifestyles and habits of prehistoric humans from preserved evidence. While it’s hard to be sure, anthropologists suspect they know enough about our ancient ancestors to deduce that cave-dwelling humans probably wore socks.

Cavemen and cavewomen would have killed animals, skinned them, and wrapped those skins around their feet, securing them in place by tying them at the ankles. They probably did so to keep their feet warm during cold seasons.