|BREAKING NEWS....ARMENIAN ARCHEOLOGY DISCOVERY COULD CONNECT PRESENT HUMANITY TO mHaaBHaart WAR SOME 5100 years ago.....|
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on August 9, 2010
In the cave Areni-1
overlooking southeastern Armenia's Arpa River, just across the border
from Iran, scientists have uncovered what may be the oldest preserved
human brain (right photo) from an ancient society. The cave also offers
surprising new insights into the origins of modern civilizations, such
as evidence of a winemaking enterprise and an array of culturally
The skull (left photo) was found during an excavation, with several other skulls of 13-14-year-old girls were
found there too.
...HISTORY ALTERNING NEWS....
LOCATION MAP SHOWING
.....ARMENIAN-AMERICAN-IRISH ARCHEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION
FINDS A CAVE IN ARMENIA (EUROPE)
(in the Vayotz Dzor region of Armenia,
near the settlement of Areni which is known for its wine industry)
WITH HUMAN USE ARTICFACTS 6000 YEARS OLD AND
HUMAN SKULL EVEN OLDER.....
Discoveries within the cave move early bronze-age cultural activity in
back by about 800 years.
....ARMENIAN (EUROPE) CAVE MAY BE THE LINK
BETWEEN CURRENT HUMANITY WITH
THE MANKIND OF mHaaBHaart WAR ERA IN CIRCA 3100 BC....
.....The 18-day mHaaBHaart War killed
1.7 billion peoples of various nations
fighting for either kaurvo or paaNdvo...
....the linchpin of this war was SHRii kRUSH`AN
who was the ordained 8th avtaar of SHRii viSH`ANu
for rescuing DHARm which was faltering
just prior to the start of current vEDik era called kli-yug....
....mHaaBHaart war also gave humanity the reminder of the
teachings of aD`DH`yaatmik (spiritual) knowledge
through 700 slok of BHgvat giitaa which is the teachings
imparted to aARjun by SHRii kRUSH`AN
as to why aARjun had to fight and win in the mHaaBHaart war
to preserve humanity operating on DHARm - meaning
kill all those who were choosing
not upholding DHARm in their daily lives....
and also die
for empowering the rest of humanity
to ability to choose to uphold DHARm in their daily lifestyle
REUTERS/ALEXI SMITH/UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT/HANDOUT
Cork archeologist Ron Pinhasi photographs an area of a dig in the
Armenian cave where what is believed to be the world’s oldest shoe, a
preserved 5,500-year-old cowhide piece of footwear (at top), was found.
entrance to the Armenian cave, marked with blue plastic, is seen where
what is thought to be the world's oldest shoe was found. It appears the
cave was used to store harvest and ritual objects belonging to the
Chalcolithic community around 3600 BC.
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Sole survivor discovered in Armenian cave
World’s oldest leather shoe found among treasure trove of artifacts
offer a rare glimpse into the people of the Copper Age 6000 years ago...
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: June 20, 2010: Pam Belluck, New York Times)
Think of it as a kind of prehistoric Prada: Archeologists have
discovered what they say is the world’s oldest known leather shoe.
Perfectly preserved under layers of sheep dung (who needs cedar
closets?), the shoe, made of cowhide and tanned with oil from a plant or
vegetable, is about 5,500 years old, older than Stonehenge and the
Egyptian pyramids, scientists say. Leather laces criss-cross through
numerous leather eyelets, and it was worn on the right foot; there is no
word on the left shoe.
While the shoe more closely resembles an L.L. Bean-type soft-soled
walking shoe than anything by Jimmy Choo, “these were probably quite
expensive shoes, made of leather, very high quality,” said one of the
lead scientists, Gregory Areshian, of the Cotsen Institute of
Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
It could have fit a small man or a teenager, but it was most likely worn
by a woman with roughly size 7 feet. (According to the website
www.celebrityshoesize.com, that would be slightly roomy for Sarah
Jessica Parker, whose Manolo Blahniks are size 6-1/2, and a tad tight
for Sarah Palin, who, during the 2008 campaign, wore red Double Dare
pumps by Naughty Monkey, size 7-1/2.)
The shoe was discovered by scientists excavating in a huge cave in
Armenia, part of a treasure trove of artifacts they found that experts
say provide unprecedented information about an important and sparsely
documented era: the Chalcolithic period or Copper Age, when humans are
believed to have invented the wheel, domesticated horses and produced
Along with the shoe, the cave — designated Areni-1 — has yielded
evidence of an ancient winemaking operation and caches of what may be
the oldest known intentionally dried fruits: apricots, grapes, prunes.
The scientists, financed by the National Geographic Society and other
institutions, also found skulls of three adolescents (“subadults,” in
archeology-speak) in ceramic vessels, suggesting ritualistic or
religious practice; one skull, Areshian said, even contained desiccated
brain tissue older than the shoe, about 6,000 years old.
“It’s sort of a Pompeii moment, except without the burning,” said
Mitchell Rothman, an anthropologist and alcolithic expert at Widener
University who is not involved in the expedition.
“The shoe is really
cool, and it’s certainly something that highlights the unbelievable
kinds of discoveries at this site. The larger importance, though, is
where the site itself becomes significant.
You have the transition,
really, into the modern world, the precursor to the kings and queens and
bureaucrats and pretty much the whole nine yards.” />
Previously, the oldest known leather shoe in Europe belonged to Oetzi the Iceman,
a mummy found 19 years ago in the Alps near the Italian-Austrian border.
Currently, the oldest known footwear are sandals made from sagebrush
bark, found in Fort Rock Cave, Oregon in the United States. These shoes
were discovered in 1938, and have been dated to about 10,000 years
His shoes, about 300 years younger than the Armenian shoe, had bearskin
soles, deerskin panels, tree-bark netting and grass socks. Footwear even
older than the leather shoe includes examples found in Missouri and
Oregon, made mostly from plant fibres.
The Armenian shoe discovery, published earlier this month in PLoS One,
an online journal, was made beneath one of several cave chambers, when
an Armenian doctoral student, Diana Zardaryan , noticed a small pit of
weeds. Reaching down, she touched two sheep horns, then an upside-down
broken bowl. Under that was what felt like “an ear of a cow,” she said.
“But when I took it out, I thought, ‘Oh my God, it’s a shoe.’ To find a
shoe has always been my dream.”
“We have collected all sorts of grapes in Areni settlement to find out
whether there any of them is identical to the grapes seed we found in
the cave,” Director of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography Pavel
Avetisyan said. “The excavations are slow, as we are fearing to destroy
the archeological layers,” he added.
Because the cave was also used by later civilizations, most recently by
14th-century Mongols, “my assumption was the shoe would be 600 to 700
years old,” Areshian said, adding that “a Mongol shoe would have been
When separate laboratories dated the leather to 3653 to
3627 BC, he said, “we just couldn’t believe that a shoe could be so
The shoe was not tossed devil-may-care but was, for unclear reasons,
placed deliberately in the pit, which was carefully lined with yellow
clay. Although scientists say the shoe was stuffed with grass, acting
like a shoe tree to hold its shape, it had been worn.
“You can see the imprints of the big toe,” said another team leader, Ron
Pinhasi, an archeologist at University College Cork in Ireland, who said
the shoe resembled old Irish pampooties, rawhide slippers. “As the
person was wearing and lacing it, some of the eyelets had been torn and
Pinhasi said the cave, discovered in 1997, appeared to be mainly used by
“high-status people, people who had power,” for storing the Chalcolithic
community’s harvest and ritual objects. But some people lived up front,
probably caretakers providing, Areshian said, the Chalcolithic
equivalent of valet parking.
Many tools found were of obsidian, whose closest source was a
100-kilometre trek away (perhaps why they needed shoes, Areshian
“It’s an embarrassment of riches because the preservation is so
remarkable,” said Adam T. Smith, an anthropologist at the University of
Chicago who has done separate research in the cave.
“The shoe,” he said, “is in a sense just the tip of the iceberg.” (He
probably meant to say wingtip.)
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