Stepping Through Time: Archaeological Footwear from Prehistoric Times Until 1800
David Brown Book Company, 2007 - Art - 396 pages
Drawing on 25 years' experience as a conservator of archaeological leather, Goubitz presents a typological catalogue of footwear dating from 800-1800 AD. The study is based on Goubitz' analysis of an important assemblage of shoes recovered from excavations at Dordrecht in the Netherlands but the volume's aim is to offer guidance for the identification of shoes found on sites across north-western Europe. In addition, contributions by van Driel-Murray and Groenman-van Waateringe examine evidence for shoe types in prehistoric Europe and the north-western provinces of the Roman Empire, periods which inevitably have left less evidence. The fully illustrated catalogue follows a comprehensive discussion of shoes styles and technology including height standards, iconography, material, patterns, stitches, soles, the identification and dating of fragments and conservation. The volume should prove a useful tool for Roman and, especially, medieval historians and archaeologists.
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16th century ankle archaeological attached backpart backstrap boot Bourtange buckle strap closing seam closure cork cowmouth cutting pattern dating decoration Deventer drawing Drenthe Driel-Murray edge binding examples excavated fashion fastening finds flap Flevoland fold foot footstrap footwear fragments Goubitz Groenman-van Waateringe Groningen heel seat holes incisions indoor shoe insole instep lace lace-up latchet shoe Late Middle Ages lateral side layers leather pattens low-cut medieval Middelburg midsole mule nails Netherlands Nova Zembla openwork pairs of lace-holes pegs piece of leather punched quarters rand reconstruction Reimerswaal reinforcement Restored sandals Schleswig Schnack sewn shape shoe in figure shoe types shoemaker shoes of Type side seams slit sole seam stitch-holes tailed toggles thick thong thread tie-lace Tiel tion toggle-hole tongue treadsole turnshoe tury Type 35 Type 40 upper usually vamp vamp opening variant Vindolanda Wadden Sea wear welt whip stitch wooden patten wooden shoes worn