ARCHAEOLOGICAL LEATHER

IN THE NEWS

Museum display case of Roman leather shoes some words visible on glass identifying the shoes as coming from Vindolanda.

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VALP PROJECT UPDATE FROM VINDOLANDA TRUST

Top and bottom view of well worn shoe displays hole in the sole of shoe.

Image Credit: Cambridge Archaeological Unit

300-YEAR-OLD SECRET 'LUCKY' SHOE FOUND IN CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY WALL

Small intact moccasin boot made of light brown leather.

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HUNDREDS OF ANCIENT CHILDREN’S SHOES FOUND IN UTAH CAVE

Leather shoe with holes for laces visible, is fllled with straw.

Image Credit: Gregory Areshian

WORLD'S OLDEST LEATHER SHOE FOUND—STUNNINGLY PRESERVED

Person standing out of shot holds up leather belt with mud still clinging to it

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THE BREATHTAKING CAHERDUGGAN BELT: RUBICON’S BEST EVER FIND?

Flat piece of brown leather cut into the shape of a mouse.

Image Credit: Vindolanda Trust

ROMAN LEATHER TOY MOUSE DISCOVERED AT VINDOLANDA

Irregularly shaped flat piece of black leather with a white dragon design etched into it.

Image Credit: Northern Powergrid

DECORATED LEATHER FOUND IN NORTHERN ENGLAND

Photographs of three different round leather pouches, sketches of the pouches are displayed beside photos

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THESE HAIR-FILLED LEATHER POUCHES ARE THE OLDEST BALLS FOUND IN EURASIA

Two highly ornate golt bronze shoes with  dragon, lotus and other patterns.

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GILT BRONZE SHOES FROM BAEKJE TO BE DESIGNATED AS NATIONAL TREASURES

Armor to cover chest and torso laid flat, armor is made from small pieces of leather arranged to look like scales.

Image Credit: D.L. Xu, P. Wertmann, M. Yibulayinmu

2,700-YEAR-OLD LEATHER ARMOR PROVES TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER HAPPENED IN ANTIQUITY

Flattened moccasin on white background.

Image Credit: Dr. J. W. Ives

MOCCASIN FRAGMENT REVEALS PRECOLONIAL CONNECTION BETWEEN SUBARCTIC AND SOUTHWEST

Large stream in foreground winds way up to grey stone Abbey in background.

Image Credit: National Trust Images/NTPL/Andrew Butler

ARCHAEOLOGISTS FIND ‘MISSING LINK’ IN HISTORY OF FOUNTAINS ABBEY

Ornate Roman shoe decorated with punched cut outs.

Imge Credit: Mictlantecuhtli

EXQUISITELY DESIGNED 2,000-YEAR-OLD ROMAN SHOE DISCOVERED IN A WELL

The unwrapped shoe bundle showing the two pairs of children's shoes and the adult isolate.

Image Credit: Franco M. Giani

LOST AND FOUND: ANCIENT SHOES TURN UP IN EGYPT TEMPLE

Three people lean over table in laboratory spread with leather objects.

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SALT MUMMIES’ LEATHER BELONGINGS RESTORED, REORGANIZED

Black and white image of a leather clog-like shoe with heavy sole.

Image Credit Oxford Archaeology

OXFORD WESTGATE DIG: MEDIEVAL LEATHER SHOES FOUND

Four different views of an oblong tool made of beige coloured bone.

Image Credit: Abri Peyrony and Pech-de-l’Azé I Projects

NEANDERTHALS MADE LEATHER-WORKING TOOLS LIKE THOSE IN USE TODAY

Mannequin hands clenched into fists are fitted with the leather boxing gloves which cover the knuckles but not the full hands.

Image Credit: Vindolanda Trust

RARE ANCIENT ROMAN BOXING GLOVES UNCOVERED AT VINDOLANDA

Crumpled wet leather shoe sitting on mud

Image Credit: niedersachsen.de

2,000 YEAR OLD SHOE UNEARTHED IN GERMAN BOG

Ornately beaded leather shoe, with red cloth on the sole,.

Image Credit: Hermitage Museum

ANCIENT SCYTHIAN SHOE PRESERVED FOR 2,300 YEARS DISCOVERED IN THE ALTAI MOUNTAINS

Front and back view as well as scketches of dark brown oblong tool.

Image Credit: Jacopo Niccolò Cerasoni

EVIDENCE OF FUR AND LEATHER CLOTHING, AMONG WORLD’S OLDEST, FOUND IN MOROCCAN CAVE