Hunter finds 1,100-year-old weapon on Norwegian mountain

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  1. Bearfootfarm

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    "The incredibly well-preserved Viking sword was found by a reindeer hunter on a remote mountain in Southern Norway.

    The Glacier Archaeology Program at Oppland County Council was recently notified about the sword, which was found in late August in the high mountains of the Lesja area. “It is a common type of Viking sword - what makes it special is the context and the preservation: It was found at 1640 m [5381 feet] above sea level,” explained Lars Pilø, an archaeologist at Oppland County Council, in an email to Fox News. “To my knowledge, a Viking sword has never been found at such a high altitude before.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017...00-year-old-weapon-on-norwegian-mountain.html
     
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    Thanks! Very interesting find, with more questions than answers.
     

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    Fascinating. Apparently the belief that Vikings can't climb is in error!
     
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    Love when pieces of history are discovered
     
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    I think they have revised "Vikings can't climb" to "White men can't jump"
     
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    What are the questions? Seth
     
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    The mountains surrounding my town are 2600-2900M, the hunters seeking goats and even deer here surely surpassing 2000M, and Norway being so mountainous I'd expect as glaciers melt they will come across more artifacts at even higher elevations.
     
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    You have raised a good point although I was being sarcastic with that previous post.
     
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