06/10/2010 // Armenia // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Washington – The world’s oldest leather shoe has been found in Armenia. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the researchers led by archaeologist Ron Pinhasi of University College Cork in Cork, Ireland, reported the finding in the PLoS One journal of the Public Library of Science this week.
The shoe is estimated to be between 5,637 and 5,387 years old. Pinhasi is quoted by the AP as stating of the discovery, “This is great luck… We normally only find broken pots, but we have very little information about the day-to-day activity” [of the ancient individuals who occupied the area]. “What did they eat? What did they do? What did they wear? This is a chance to see this … it gives us a real glimpse into society.”
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