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Melting snow in Norway reveals Neolithic weapons

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Melting snow in the mountains of Norway have revealed a bow and arrows that were probably used to hunt reindeer 4,000-5,000 years ago.

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.”

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Story: Tia Ghose, LiveScience | Photo: Hojem/Callanan-NTNU

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