Pretty good wool to hold up so long…
This is from Antinoopolis instead of Oxyrhynchus. 🙂
Here’s the British Museum sock info, where they spell it “Antinoupolis.”
They also say it’s definitely naalebinding and not knitting. (Always a hot topic in medieval recreation groups.) As you can see in the link above, it’s sort of like fingerknitting. Sort of. Not really. Anyway, you only need one needle, which is a plus. (Also includes info on why you might tear wool instead of cutting it, and how you can turn two pieces of yarn into one.)
I’ll tag Shredded Cheddar with this one, because she knits and crochets and stuff.