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Pre-Viking tunic found due to retreating glacier


Over 1,600 artifacts have been found in Norway after the glaciers that covered them retreated, including a Pre-Viking tunic.

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.

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Story: Alister Doyle, Reuters | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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