Laura: thanks to Frank!
his shoe print fossil was discovered in a seam of coal in Fisher Canyon, Pershing County, Nevada.
Age of this coal is around 200 million years! And lest you think that
this is the fossil of some kind of animal whose shape merely resembles a
modern shoe, close-up examination of the fossil reveals that traces of a
double line of sewed stitches around the perimeter of the shape are
It’s about a size 13, and the right side of the heel appears to be more worn down than the left.
This means that men wore shoes at least 200 million years ago.
This isn’t the first time that people have found fossils with shoe
prints next to them. It is known that the trilobite existed between 280
million and 320 million years ago.
On January 25, 1927, an amateur geologist named Albert E. Knapp was
descending a small hill in the canyon, when he spotted the fossil laying
topside up among a pile of loose rocks. He picked it up and took it
home with him. Upon closer examination, Knapp was astounded to discover,
“It is a layer from the heel of a shoe which had been pulled up
from the balance of the heel by suction, the rock being in a plastic
state at the time.” The shoe print was in a marvelous state of
preservation – the edges of the heel were smooth and rounded off as if
cut, and its right side appeared more worn than the left – suggesting it
had been worn on the right foot. But what Knapp found really amazing
was that the rock in which the heel mark was made, was Triassic
limestone – 225 million years old – which runs in a belt through the
canyon hills he had been exploring.
The rock was later examined by an expert geologist at the Rockefeller
Foundation, who confirmed Knapp’s analysis. The presence of minute
crystals of sulphide of mercury throughout spaces in the fossil also
testified to it being of great antiquity.
The real surprise about the age-old heel imprint, however, did not
come until microphotographs revealed that the leather had been stitched
by a double row of stitches, the twists of the threads is very
discernable. One line followed along the heel’s outer edge, and the
second line paralleled the first precisely, inwards by one-third of an
inch. What baffled investigators was the fact that this double-stitching
had been done with thread much smaller, and more refined in
workmanship, than that used by shoe-makers in 1927, when the fossil
print was discovered.
What becomes of the Darwinian theory in the face of this evidence
that there were intelligent men on earth millions of years before apes
were supposed to have evolved?
The fossils with shoe prints are a direct challenge to Darwin’s
theory of evolution. They indicate that there was at least one period of
civilization before our civilization.
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200 Million Year Old Fossil with Shoe Print in Nevada – Mysteries.
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