Monday, September 11, 2006

Shoe archaeology update 2,000 Year Old Leather Shoes Found In China
Six leather shoes from the Han Dynasty (205 BC-220 AD), nearly 2,000 years ago, have been found at an ancient site in China's northwestern province, official Xinhua reported Friday.

The shoes, are considered the oldest leather shoes found in China. The discovery of shoes also shows that history of leather shoes making in China is longer than 2,000 years.

An archaeologist, who is in charge of the excavation of the ancient site, further explained about the shoes by saying that the yellow-colored shoes were made from cattle hide, with a round toe and flat sole.

Who'd a thunk there'd be this kind of category of archaeology?


That's the whole thing, BTW.