Sadhu men wearing jaTaas
Locks occur in EVERY culture:
1. The bible speaks of locks so Hebrews, Christ, and early Christians must have had them.
2. Most ancient cultures had not devolped a brush for a long time.
3. King Tut's body, to this day, still has locks.
4. Ancient Mayan artwork proves that they had Locks
5. Aborigine tribesman to this day still have locks proving that their ancesters must have had them as well.
6. Native New Guineans have/had locks.
7. Hindu Sadhus out of tradition have locks, and so its been for a long time.
8. Ceasar reported that Celtic tribes had "hair like snakes".
9. The Muslim Whirling Dervishes of Sudan have locks.
10. Various African tribes have locks.
11. Ethiopian monks have locks.
12. The longest hair in the world is one lock of a man in Thailand
13. There are Sihks with locks.
and so on and so on
The Hindu/Dravidian term is jaTa or jaTaa
The first known written records date back to 2500 BCE, when the dreadlocked Vedic deity Shiva and his followers were reported in the Vedic scriptures of India as "jaTaa", meaning "wearing twisted locks of hair", probably derived from the Dravidian word "caTai", which means to twist or to wrap.