2018-01-27 16:25:35 UTC
in ice for 6,000 years.
"Glaciers and permafrost hold many of these treasures, but as climate
changes they¹re releasing their haul to the elements. And as Kastalia
Medrano at Newsweek reports, this is exactly what¹s happening in Norway.
A group of glacial archaeologists have recovered over 2,000 artifacts
from the edges of Norway¹s glaciers, and the find promises to help
researchers better understand the history of mountain populations.
Archaeologists from the United Kingdom and Norway have surveyed the
edges of glaciers in Norway¹s highest mountains in Oppland since 2011 as
part of the Glacier Archaeology Program and its Secrets of the Ice
Project. They¹ve uncovered thousands of objects that date as far back as
4,000 B.C., including wooden skis, near complete bronze-age arrows and
wooden shafts, Viking swords, clothing and the skulls of pack horses."