This shoe print is 200 million years old – research result is getting viral

  • Date : August 2, 2017

The enigmatic object was discovered in 1917 and dates back a confounding 200 million year. Analysis showed very clearly that it bore a minute resemblance to a well-made piece of leather, stitched by hand, and at one time worn by a human foot. The photographs showed the stitches very plainly; at one place it was double-stitched, and the twist of the thread could be clearly seen.

There are lot of things in the world that people cannot have imagined about, how earth created and various other common questions I am wondering that no one expect got knows the answer for this, here is something of that sort “200 million-year shoe found”, but, how people find the age of a shoe print! Ofcourse its by carbon dating, this shoe is represented by various medias and website we have bought every aspect together to make you clearly understand.

The object also caught the eyes of the media as we find two reports about the discovery in a March 19, 1922 story in the New York Times:

“It would fit pleasantly a kid of ten or twelve years. The edges are as smooth as though crisply cut. The shocking piece of it is the thing that is by all accounts a twofold line of fastens, one close to the outside edge of the sole and the other about 33% of an inch inside the first. The “cowhide” is thicker inside the internal welding and has all the earmarks of being somewhat slanted, so that at the edge, a large portion of an inch wide, which keeps running outside, the sole is something like an eighth of an inch thick. The symmetry is kept up superbly all through. The ideal lines sought after by the welting, and the presence of many moment gaps through which the soul was sewed to the shoe are the things which make the question such a phenomenal oddity according to the researchers who inspected it”


And an October 8, 1922 article by W. H. Ballou in the American Weekly section of the New York Sunday American titled: “Mystery of the Petrified Shoe Sole”:

“… Some time back, while he was prospecting for fossils in Nevada, John T. Reid, a recognized mining designer, and geologist, ceased all of a sudden and looked down in absolute bewilderment and astonishment at a stone close to his feet. For there, a piece of the stone itself, was what appeared to be a human impression! Nearer investigation demonstrated that it was not a characteristic of an exposed foot, but rather was, evidently, a shoe bottom which had been transformed into stone. The forepart was absent. In any case, there was the framework of no less than 66% of it, and around this layout ran a very much characterized sewn string which had, it showed up, joined the welt to the sole. Facilitate on was a different line of sewing, and in the middle, where the foot would have rested had the question truly been a shoe bottom, there was a space, precisely, for example, would have been made by the bone of the rear area rubbing upon and wearing out the material of which the underside had been made. In this manner was discovered a fossil which is the first secret of science today. For the stone in which it was found is no less than 5 million years of age… “

American mistakenly credits Reid instead of Knapp as the person who discovered it, but it offers misleading details about the age to the artifact.

Several authors concluded upon closer inspection that the rock shows “a layer from the heel of a shoe which had been pulled up from the balance of the heel by


“The edges are adjusted off easily as though it were crisply cut calfskin from a specialist shoemaker. The stone to which it is connected is about the measure of a block. The foot rear area and part of the bottom show up, the toe-end being absent.” (McCann 353-354)

As confirmed by, Concretions are hard smaller collections of mineral issue and are found inside sedimentary rocks. Frequently solidifications are mixed up for bones, fossils, shooting stars and other odd objects.  They can be small to the point that it requires an amplifying glass to be obvious or as extensive as 10 feet in breadth and measure several pounds.  Concretions can likewise have fairly consistent shapes, for example, boxes, pieces, level circles, channels, gun balls and have even been known to look like parts of a human body, for example, a foot or ribs. states that the previously mentioned microphotographs indicated obviously that it looked to some extent like a well-made bit of calfskin, sewed by hand, and at one time worn by a human foot. The photos demonstrated the lines doubtlessly; at one place it was twofold sewed, and the touch of the string could be obviously observed. The string is littler than any utilized by shoemakers of today. Minute precious stones of a sulfide of mercury are to be seen all through the spaces of this fossil shoe-sole, these minerals having been stored in the long prior by waters which conveyed them in the arrangement.

In an article at we discover a letter composed by Mr. Knapp—the discoverror—going back to Januar 15, 1917:

“In plummeting the slope my consideration was pulled in by the fossil, which lay fossil side highest among some free rocks.  I lifted it up and place it in my pocket for advance examination, and on such examination reached the decision that it is a layer from the foot rear area of a shoe which had been pulled from the adjust of the rear area by suction; the stone being in a plastic state at the time.  I discovered it in LIMESTONE OF THE TRIASSIC PERIOD, a belt of which goes through that segment of the hills.”s.

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