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Researcher Discovers Oldest Shoe East Of Rockies; Discovery Will Lead To Better Understanding Of Early Culture

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July 15, 1998
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University Of Missouri, Columbia
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Eight thousand years ago, no living culture had ever heard of Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Birkenstock or Gucci, but they knew the importance of a good, comfortable walking shoe. University of Missouri-Columbia researcher Michael OํBrien is trying to learn more about those cultures with his recent discovery of some of the oldest shoes known to exist in the Midwest.

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Eight thousand years ago, no living culture had ever heard of Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Birkenstock or Gucci, but they knew the importance of a good, comfortable walking shoe. University of Missouri-Columbia researcher Michael O'Brien is trying to learn more about those cultures with his recent discovery of some of the oldest shoes known to exist in the Midwest. His discovery will be published this week in the journal Science.


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University Of Missouri, Columbia. "Researcher Discovers Oldest Shoe East Of Rockies; Discovery Will Lead To Better Understanding Of Early Culture." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 July 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980715083512.htm>.
University Of Missouri, Columbia. (1998, July 15). Researcher Discovers Oldest Shoe East Of Rockies; Discovery Will Lead To Better Understanding Of Early Culture. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980715083512.htm
University Of Missouri, Columbia. "Researcher Discovers Oldest Shoe East Of Rockies; Discovery Will Lead To Better Understanding Of Early Culture." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980715083512.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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