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Aug 25th, 2005, 09:46 PM
Public Release: 17-Aug-2005
Journal of Archaeological Science
Early humans wore 'shoes' 30,000 years ago
Our modern day Nikes and Reeboks are direct descendents of the first supportive footwear that new research suggests came into use in western Eurasia between 26,000 and 30,000 years ago. Erik Trinkaus, professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, derived those dates by analyzing anatomical evidence of early modern humans, which suggests a reduction in the strength of the smaller toes in Upper Paleolithic humans while there was little change in leg strength.

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