Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Possibly the oldest preserved shoe in Britain excavated at Thornaby on Tees Cleveland

  1 - The leather shoe sole shown in earlier posts was excavated from a lake deposit near Stainsby beck Thornaby on Tees Cleveland .
  2 I have now cleared most of the holes that look to have been created by a bone tool .
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 4 - Note the leather has been doubled up .
  4 The leather was excavated from the same Prehistoric deposit as the pottery below .
  5 These pottery pieces excavated very close to the preserved shoe sole, Peter Row of Tees archaeology informed me he believes to be iron age.
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