Archival Anecdotes: Look what I can do!
December 14, 2020
Some 4,000 years ago, folks wishing to travel across the frozen flats of Finland devised a more effective mode of transportation. Based on archaeological findings, it seems these early skaters used not much more than a couple of leather straps and a piece of bone or antler. The bone skates were likely very slick and required a push-off, resulting in a glide across the ice.
During the 15th centu...