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Stone Age Bow and Arrows Uncovered in Norway
Discovery News ^ | 10-1-2013 | Tia Ghose

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....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.discovery.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; archery; godsgravesglyphs; norway

1 posted on 10/18/2013 6:38:03 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 10/18/2013 6:38:23 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

Those are in excellent condition for being buried so long.


3 posted on 10/18/2013 6:40:55 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Renfield

“...It tells us that there’s something changing.”

Has been for the past 4.3 billion years.


4 posted on 10/18/2013 6:42:41 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Renfield

That we are getting back that people enjoyed 5400 years ago is “cause for concern”.


5 posted on 10/18/2013 6:42:48 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Renfield

I just can’t help thinking how PO’d that guy must have been when he lost those...


6 posted on 10/18/2013 6:45:03 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob
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.

7 posted on 10/18/2013 6:58:22 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Caipirabob

It must have been a weapons free zone or something way back when....liberal Ice men...


8 posted on 10/18/2013 6:58:29 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: DManA

and these dopes never wonder why they are UNDER all that snow in the first place....without an SUV to be seen...


9 posted on 10/18/2013 7:05:39 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: Renfield

They were KILLING natures furry little creatures? Disgusting./s


10 posted on 10/18/2013 7:07:00 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Renfield

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.


11 posted on 10/18/2013 7:08:20 AM PDT by CPONuke
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To: txhurl

Artifact ping.


12 posted on 10/18/2013 7:13:52 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Yes ok, because all evidence points in that direction /s


13 posted on 10/18/2013 7:19:18 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Renfield
Let's think about this....It would have been on top of snow....and when it melted, it would have gone into the unknown vein from long ago. There are other transport possibilities, too.

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.

14 posted on 10/18/2013 7:21:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: madison10
Those are in excellent condition for being buried so long.

I've got stuff that got buried in my freezer that looks worse than that.

15 posted on 10/18/2013 7:25:58 AM PDT by Sal (The scandals are real. The "president" is a phony.)
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To: Sal

Now that’s funny.


16 posted on 10/18/2013 7:31:20 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Renfield

“The discovery highlights the worrying effects of climate change”

Why? It only proves that the Earth was once warmer.


17 posted on 10/18/2013 7:37:30 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew
I'm getting worried about the dinosaurs dying out again.
18 posted on 10/18/2013 8:00:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Arrowhead1952

“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.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 8:01:27 AM PDT by Rannug
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To: Rannug

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.


20 posted on 10/18/2013 8:12:48 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Youngman542012

LOL...


21 posted on 10/18/2013 8:53:21 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: JimRed
I expect you're correct. Still there's a bit of humor and bonding in hoping he just misplaced it and knowing how PO'd I'd be.

: )

22 posted on 10/18/2013 8:54:48 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Renfield
"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."

'Round these parts we call that "weather."

23 posted on 10/18/2013 8:57:08 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Caipirabob
Still there's a bit of humor and bonding in hoping he just misplaced it and knowing how PO'd I'd be.

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.

24 posted on 10/18/2013 9:38:26 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Crim

Scientists...empiricism is wasted on some of them.


25 posted on 10/18/2013 3:23:14 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Renfield

Thanks Renfield, just adding to the catalog, already posted. Whoops.

27 posted on 10/18/2013 7:54:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Caipirabob

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?


28 posted on 10/19/2013 7:34:15 AM PDT by blackpacific
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