Medieval skeleton pulled out from Thames, wearing thigh-high leather boots

The fact that they were so long – thigh-length with the tops unrolled – suggests that he may have worked on the river as a fisherman or sailor, wearing the boots as waders to protect his legs. Wear on his teeth is consistent with a repetitive action such as passing a rope through them, as a fisherman or sailor might.

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