Melting Snow Patches Uncover Ancient Artifacts

Textiles and clothing history are of particular interest to me.  A significant portion of my (actual physical

printed) books are related to this subject.  Napping is of interest, as well, though I have never tried to duplicate

those skills.  However, there are nappers in my immediate family.  My own interest is more in keeping with

following cultural migrations.
29 August 2013 Last updated at 02:14 ET

Ancient artefacts found in melting snow

By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC News

Tunic The well-worn tunic was incredibly well preserved and was made from wool

An Iron Age tunic is among the discoveries found under melting snow on Norwegian mountains.

Other findings include Neolithic arrows and bow fragments, thought to be about 6000 years old.

Snow on the Norwegian mountains, and elsewhere, is rapidly melting due to climate change, which is now unveiling a world of well preserved new discoveries.

Arrow heads
Arrow heads were thought to be lost by Neolithic


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The findings are published in two papers in
the journal Antiquity


10 comments on “Melting Snow Patches Uncover Ancient Artifacts

  1. fredonnezmoi says:

    Thank you for the photo of the ancient shirt. Actually it reminds me of a textile company called “Trigema” who wants to create biodergradable T-Shirts, because these T-Shirts look quite like that one out of the ice, after some weeks in humid soil.
    In addition, I found lots of piano solos on your site, and I wish to thank you for these, too.
    All good wishes,



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