Photo: Humans Wore Shoes 40,000 Years Ago, Fossils Indicate



Delicate toe bones seen above from a 40,000-year-old human are indicative of habitual shoe-wearing, according to a study in the July issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science.

The finding suggests humans were wearing footwear 10,000 years earlier than previously believed.

Photograph courtesy Hong Shang of the Washington University in St. Louis


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