08 January 2018

When bearskin was better than bare skin

Petr Hlavacek, a Czech academic and calceology expert from the Tomas Bata University in Zlin, eastern Czech Republic, has taken his research into prehistoric footwear to another level by re-creating  Ötzi ‘s boots. Hlavacek’s expertise in calceology (from “calcei” meaning shoes in Latin) studies the archaeological and historical aspects of footwear.
Further details at The Vintage News, via Neatorama.

Also - analysis of the grasses used by Otzi is at Researchgate.

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