One of several dozen prehistoric shoes excavated from the Arnold Research Cave in Calloway County, MO dated from 800 to 8,000 years old (among the world’s oldest shoes). This slip-on shoe is woven from a plant fiber called rattlesnake master, which typically breaks down but this cave lost its water source - making it an excellent site for preserving organic materials.

One of several dozen prehistoric shoes excavated from the Arnold Research Cave in Calloway County, MO dated from 800 to 8,000 years old (among the world’s oldest shoes). This slip-on shoe is woven from a plant fiber called rattlesnake master, which typically breaks down but this cave lost its water source – making it an excellent site for preserving organic materials.

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