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Ancient shoe steps out of cave and into limelight

Armenian cave yields oldest known leather footwear

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8:52am, June 10, 2010

A new find has given archaeologists a rare foothold on Copper Age life. Excavations of an Armenian cave have uncovered the oldest known leather shoe, a slip-on, lace-up model from roughly 5,500 years ago. It’s about the size of a woman’s size 7 today.

A team led by archaeologist Ron Pinhasi of Universit

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