Saturday, June 12, 2010

Oldest leather shoe

Surely you have seen this artifact news by now. It is all over the internet.

Apparently archaeologists have found the oldest leather shoe.

It is reportedly about 5500 years old and was found in a cave in Armenia.

The news reports about the find, written, of course, with a ‘secular world view pair of glasses’, would assume that this artifact belonged to one of those apes that was turning into a human or, more likely, an early evolving human that had recently had apes for ancestors.

But, Hmmm, on the other hand, if one puts on “Young Earth and the Bible is true” glasses, then this sounds suspiciously like an artifact from folks who went hither and yon at the time of the Tower of Babel dispersion.

Or possibly it was from some descendant of Noah’s sons who obeyed God and went hither and yon, though the Bible suggests that not many did that and most tended to hang around and multiply and finally start building the Babel tower.

But whether pre-Babel or post-Babel,  those who were going ‘hither and yon’ had to stay in caves and whatever shelter they could find or build since there were no cities, motels, etc.

Why only one shoe?

No one knows why the single shoe was left in the cave but it certainly is an interesting find.

Of  the many articles out there on the web, I thought you would be interested in these two.  So for the first article, HERE’S THE LINK and to learn even more HERE’S A SECOND LINK.