Pre-Viking tunic found due to retreating glacier
Published on March 26th, 2013 | by Admin0
A pre-Viking woolen tunic found beside a thawing glacier in south Norway shows how global warming is proving something of a boon for archaeology, scientists said [last] Thursday.
The greenish-brown, loose-fitting outer clothing – suitable for a person up to about 5 feet, 9 inches tall (176 cms) – was found 6,560 feet (2,000 meters) above sea level on what may have been a Roman-era trade route in south Norway.
Carbon dating showed it was made around 300 A.D.
Story: Alister Doyle, Reuters | Photo: Wikimedia Commons