Friday, September 01, 2006

Shoe archaeology update Oregon shoe, possibly world’s oldest, hits the bigtime
University of Oregon archaeologist Pam Endzweig escorted what may be the oldest shoe on earth to Washington, D.C., recently to be featured in the current edition of the National Geographic.

The shoe got its own seat.

On page 79, a sandal woven of sagebrush bark more than 300 generations ago sits softly lit on a sheet of coarse brown paper, one of 11 examples of footwear illustrating the article “Why Every Shoe Tells a Story.”

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