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Cache of Bronze Age artifacts found in Swiss Alps

A cache of Bronze Age artifacts has been found in the Swiss Alps.

Among the total haul is a wooden box containing flour, fragments of bows, flint arrowheads, string made from animal fibre, a container made of cow horn and small pieces of leather.

The equipment has been carbon dated to around 2,000-1,800 years BC, suggesting it belonged to a mountain dweller from the Bronze Age.

The remains are the oldest ever found on the Lötschberg pass, though more recent items from the Roman era and the Middle Ages have previously been found there.

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Story: The Local | Photo: Bern Archaeology Service/Kathrin Glauser

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