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Skates are often a form of locomotion in cold climates, but we class them as toys, now, or occasionally as game equipment.
We often think of these as boots with steel blades on the bottom, but skates have been made of wood or bone more often than metal and strapped or tied on, rather than nailed. ….well, boots, as we think of them don’t go back that far, either….
…and these are one of the things “Whatisit?” department. I’d bet most of these never get identified in older digs, even if they had survived…
Here are a couple of pairs of bone ones.
Bone Skates Database – http://www.knochenarbeit.de/en/index.php?page=bone_skates
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