Skip to comments.Stone Age Bow and Arrows Uncovered in Norway
Posted on 10/18/2013 6:38:03 AM PDT by Renfield
A melting patch of ancient snow in the mountains of Norway has revealed a bow and arrows likely used by hunters to kill reindeer as long ago as 5,400 years.
The discovery highlights the worrying effects of climate change, said study author Martin Callanan, an archaeologist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
"It's actually a little bit unnerving that they're so old and that they're coming out right now," Callanan told LiveScience. "It tells us that there's something changing."
Locked in snow
Callanan and his colleagues spend every summer hiking up the Trollheim and Dovre mountains a few hours south of Trondheim, Norway, to study the snow patches in the area, track snow melt and look for archaeological artifacts. The mountains stretch 6,200 feet (1,900 meters) above sea level, and at the highest elevations, only rocks and snow prevail year-round....
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Those are in excellent condition for being buried so long.
“...It tells us that there’s something changing.”
Has been for the past 4.3 billion years.
That we are getting back that people enjoyed 5400 years ago is “cause for concern”.
I just can’t help thinking how PO’d that guy must have been when he lost those...
Maybe he didn't lose them; perhaps he died or was killed on that site and the scavengers scattered his remains, but took no interest in his weaponry. Look downhill for teeth or fragments of bone.
It must have been a weapons free zone or something way back when....liberal Ice men...
and these dopes never wonder why they are UNDER all that snow in the first place....without an SUV to be seen...
They were KILLING natures furry little creatures? Disgusting./s
Ignore the fact that the climate 5000 years ago is similar to now, with nearly no humans and no CO2 generation. Then the ice and snow built up and has now receeded. Nope, all our fault, not a natural climate cycle.
Yes ok, because all evidence points in that direction /s
So what was the period of time from where and when it was lost until where and when it was found. I think it's really impossible to say.
Stone age or convenience.
I've got stuff that got buried in my freezer that looks worse than that.
Now that’s funny.
“The discovery highlights the worrying effects of climate change”
Why? It only proves that the Earth was once warmer.
“Dating revealed the Neolithic bow was about 3,800 years old, while the oldest of the arrows were 5,400 years old.”
I must question the 1400 year age difference between an arrow and the bow.
The arrow was a family heirloom in a family of poor hunters. It had been passed down for 1400 years but they had never managed to hit anything with it.
'Round these parts we call that "weather."
Yep, been there, done that; got the T-shirt!
Two long handled landing nets in the past four years, left by the fishing site and gone by the time I remembered and returned.
Scientists...empiricism is wasted on some of them.
It is another testament to modern dating techniques that the bow he was using was 1600 years younger than the arrows he made for it. Maybe he was a tomb raider, and that is where he got his arrow supply?
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