The medieval mystery of the booted man in the mud

A new sewage treatment project in London discovered something in the mud of the Thames; the remains of a human, leg bones still covered by thigh-high leather boots.When you say thigh-high leather boots it sounds much sexier than fishing waders, which are not made of leather any more because, let's face it, leather is useless in water and science improved fishing a lot. Archaeologists analyzing the remains say the grooves in his teeth were likely caused by rope, and that, plus his build, suggests his trade was fisherman. He was in his mid-30s, they estimate, so his death was not natural. read more

The medieval mystery of the booted man in the mud

A mysterious male skeleton, lying face-down deep in the Thames mud, with a pair of in-situ thigh-high leather boots has been discovered by our archaeologists working on one of the sites being ...

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Phys.org

This medieval man died with his boots on, and they’re still there

Archaeologists in London made a grim discovery on the bank of the River Thames.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Ars Technica

Medieval mystery skeleton found wearing thigh-high boots - CNET

These leather boots were made for wading.

Wed 5 Dec 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

500-Year-Old Body of Man Wearing Thigh-High Boots Found in London Sewer Construction

Was this a fashion statement?

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Livescience

Photos: 500-Year-Old Body of Man with Thigh-High Boots

Archaeologists discovered the man's body in London's sewer system.

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Livescience

Medieval skeleton unearthed in London wearing 'expensive' leather boots

An estimated 500-year-old skeleton still wearing the boots he died in was recently unearthed by archaeologists excavating a site in London.

Wed 5 Dec 18 from FOXNews

Archaeologists unearth skeleton of man wearing 'medieval wellies' who was 'pushed to his death'

Medieval wellies were found with male remains in Bermondsey, south-east London, on the banks of the River Thames by archaeologists who say the skeleton's position could indicate murder.

Tue 4 Dec 18 from Daily Mail

15th Century Fishing Fashion: Thigh-High Leather Boots?

A new sewage treatment project in London discovered something in the mud of the Thames; the remains of a human, leg bones still covered by thigh-high leather boots.When you say thigh-high leather ...

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Science 2.0

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