How did people check themselves for boogers hanging out,
or for food in between their teeth,
or to see how sexy they're looking
Metal. Shiny metallica.
Water. For best results, the water must be as still as possible...
I'm guessing they didn't care about what they looked like, and did not judge others.
But doesn't everyone care about what they look like? It's nature, man needs to woe the woman.
Maybe not back then. Maybe they were more in tune with nature. Like a man showing his strength.
My train of thought keeps running into
'There have been many civilizations. Millions of years throughout the past.'
Unless these scientist, paleontologist, whoever, just pull these numbers out their arse?
This is me in the morning leaving for work:
edit on 8-27-13 by Mugen because: (no reason given)
You may desire to study Anthropology and Sociology as it applies to current surviving primitive cultures existing in the bush.
Certainly there's some emphasis on appearance, and social chemistry, but, primitive cultures tend to attach more significance to community
contribution, status, and often enough in many cultures marriages are arranged where a woman, girl, or even child doesn't have much of a say who she
gets married off to.
Even today, there's forced arranged marriages of children:
Primitive cultures mostly didn't give much choice as it applied to girls, so, there wasn't as much emphasis for male grooming. As it applies to
women being groomed, this was often a social task where women look after each other in styling hair, doing makeup and other such.
Each other! There was probably a form of reciprocal grooming (a mutual behavior that is common in our closest nonhuman relatives). Your reflection in
a calm pool of water and obsidian are nice alternatives.
Prior to the neolithic revolution, I'm sure humans were not overly concerned with their visage because they had more important things to worry about.
I suppose the fact is that they weren't really that bothered what they looked like, they had more important things on their agenda like hunting for
food and hiding from animals hunting them. So looking for a boogie up the nose was the last thing they were bothered about.........
These polished bronze mirrors were used to reflect the face. They
were made of molten bronze or copper. They were round, oval, square and most of the time they had a handle. If any rust developed it was easily
polished new. Later in ancient Rome mirrors were made of tin, silver and even gold.
Using mirrors to see ones' reflection goes back to the ancient days, written about in Exodus and Job.
"And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the lookingglasses of the women assembling, which assembled at the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation." - Exodus 38:8 "Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?" -
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