Dunhuang is at the western entrance to The Great Wall Of China and is known as The Jade Gate.
When these shoes were made, there were no Chinese (a few), no gate and no wall at this location. From at least 2,000BC the inhabitants of this whole area was Caucasians. It was only about 100-200BC that a few Chinese skeletons began to show up in this area for the first time.
posted on 09/09/2006 11:19:12 AM PDT
posted on 09/09/2006 11:19:50 AM PDT
The yellow-coloured shoes
The color is the reason those shoes are in such great shape. What kid wants to wear yellow shoes?
posted on 09/09/2006 11:37:40 AM PDT
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posted on 09/09/2006 11:39:41 AM PDT
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I was wondering if this is the area that was inhabited by Caucasians. I bet they taught the Chineese everything they knew.
One way to find out for sure is to measure these shoe and see if the sizes are really what the label says. Then you'll know if they were made by Caucasians for Caucasians. /s
The quality of civilization correlates directly to the popularity of all-leather shoes. -johnny7
posted on 09/09/2006 11:47:03 AM PDT
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posted on 09/09/2006 11:55:32 AM PDT
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These folk likely introduced leather shoes as well as horse drawn wagons, herding, wool and horseback warfare to the Chinese as they may have to the "Europeans". Of all the introductions, leather shoes were likely the least appreciated as they would be worthless for rice cultivators but good for the elite.
posted on 09/09/2006 12:04:18 PM PDT
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There was a show on TV (IIRC on the History Channel) where a British archaeologist who had excavated areas near Hadrian's Wall displayed some leather shoes of almost the same age. They were in good shape and remarkably well made. They still had markings identifying the maker. The children's shoes had studs on the bottom for a better grip.
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posted on 09/09/2006 4:39:38 PM PDT
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Do they still have Neolite soles or am I showing my age?
posted on 09/11/2006 9:53:20 AM PDT
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