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Archaeologists just unearthed a soft leather shoe about 5,500 years old from a cave in Armenia.  Here's the story.  And it's got lacing.    I just love stuff like this.

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Date: 2010-06-10 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
Glad you enjoyed it.

Date: 2010-06-10 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elflover59.livejournal.com
I love stuff like that.:)+

Date: 2010-06-10 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
It's just too cool to see a piece of clothing that old.

Date: 2010-06-10 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaotic-binky.livejournal.com
The wrap around style looks very accommodating for the feet. I bet they did not cause blisters.

Hugs Binky xx

Date: 2010-06-10 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
Hopefully no blisters. Although as they discuss in the article, they don't look like they'd really protect your feet long in rocky terrain. Maybe they are campfire booties. *g*

Date: 2010-06-10 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leaf-light.livejournal.com
That looks so comfortable even if not durable. I love the way it's been stuffed with grass and that it was still soft when they found it. Amazing. Archeology has always fascinated me.

Date: 2010-06-10 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
Yes, finding it intact with grass stuffing it, I don't know makes it very immediate. I've seen a lot of artifacts like this in the course of my job, but nothing near that old. We're amazed out here to find preserved cloth and sandals that are 800 years old.

Date: 2010-06-10 06:16 am (UTC)
ext_93291: (Broken silver)
From: [identity profile] spiced-wine.livejournal.com
I find this stuff fascinating! Thank-you!

Date: 2010-06-10 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
It's so cool. I'm an archaeologist by training, so I totally geek out on this stuff.

Date: 2010-06-10 07:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] spiced-wine.livejournal.com
The only thing I ever really wanted to do (apart from just write, lol) was be an archaeologist! (Before I started getting panic attacks about traveling.) It fascinates me.

Date: 2010-06-13 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
I've enjoyed dabbling in the field (so to speak).

Date: 2010-06-10 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] keiliss.livejournal.com
Soooo cool. I love finds like this, they feel so much more personal and immediate than outlines of ancient ruins or pottery shards. And I could imagine wearing that. Just shows, there's nothing new under the sun, is there?

Date: 2010-06-10 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfscribe5.livejournal.com
Yes, there's nothing like seeing perishables like cloth and leather to give that feeling that somehow you can identify with the owner. Sparks the imagination, it does. Not much new, that's for sure.


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