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C. Flower
10-06-2010, 08:58 AM
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/one-foot-in-the-past-worlds-oldest-shoe-discovered-in-cave-2214643.html

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/ucc-archaeologists-celebrate-shoe-find-461080.html




The perfectly preserved 5,500-year-old footwear was found under the floor of a cave by an international team of researchers led by Irish academic Dr Ron Pinhasi (http://www.independent.ie/topics/Ron+Pinhasi).
The leather shoe, found in Armenia (http://www.independent.ie/topics/Armenia), dates back to around 3,500 BC. It is made of a single piece of cow hide and was shaped to fit the wearer's foot.


The shoe owner lived in a pastoral society, with goat herds and agriculture.

http://www.herald.ie/multimedia/archive/00599/1006_shoe_reuters_599964t.jpg

mutley
10-06-2010, 09:40 AM
Moses Pumps? :D

Captain Con O'Sullivan
10-06-2010, 09:46 AM
If you look closely at it you can see some lettering inscribed in the leather. I can make out 'J..st Do .t'.

(Cough)

Lapsedmethodist
10-06-2010, 11:14 AM
If you look closely at it you can see some lettering inscribed in the leather. I can make out 'J..st Do .t'.

(Cough)

*cough* er...not bad, Captn.:)

He said grudgingly.

Lifeisagame
10-06-2010, 01:50 PM
*cough* er...not bad, Captn.:)

He said grudgingly.
Methinks we best start learning how to make them soon:eek:

Lapsedmethodist
10-06-2010, 03:54 PM
Methinks we best start learning how to make them soon:eek:

We don't need to learn !!

http://www.google.ie/imgres?imgurl=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/Kudzu05/prods20pampooties.jpg&imgrefurl=http://pampooties.blogspot.com/&h=215&w=215&sz=7&tbnid=DfPDAqeiFBV8RM:&tbnh=106&tbnw=106&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpampootie&hl=en&usg=__U1tVQPncyxAiho19eA62TwumxUw=&sa=X&ei=HfwQTNqEIJHw0wSx4eTqBQ&ved=0CCUQ9QEwBA

See we were emigrating 5,500 years ago. :D

Furze
10-06-2010, 08:15 PM
How do they make out its a shoe ?
Pull the other one.

C. Flower
10-06-2010, 08:20 PM
How do they make out its a shoe ?
Pull the other one.

Do you have an alternative theory :)

Furze
10-06-2010, 09:45 PM
Do you have an alternative theory :)

A boxing glove

C. Flower
10-06-2010, 09:52 PM
A boxing glove

Deflated rugby ball ?

Xray
11-06-2010, 01:04 AM
And my parents said they had no shoes going to school...

Cassandra Syndrome
11-06-2010, 04:04 PM
I presume this is a man's shoe. If it had of been a woman's, they would have found 30 other pairs......

*Awaits politicalworldettes wrath*

ang
11-06-2010, 04:12 PM
I presume this is a man's shoe. If it had of been a woman's, they would have found 30 other pairs......

*Awaits politicalworldettes wrath*

CS be nice :p

Lapsedmethodist
11-06-2010, 05:44 PM
YouTube- World's Oldest Leather Shoe