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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2020 3:40 p.m. PST

… Ancient Dog and Leash

"Archaeologists in central Norway have uncovered evidence of a heavily traveled mountain passageway that was used during the Viking Age. Hundreds of beautifully preserved items were found atop a melting glacier, in a discovery that was, sadly, made possible by global warming.

New research published today in Antiquity describes a forgotten mountain pass at Lendbreen, Norway, that was in use from the Iron Age through to the European medieval period…"


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Zephyr116 Apr 2020 8:05 p.m. PST

Reportedly they also found an ancient sign in runic that said "100 kronin fine for littering"… ;-)

phssthpok16 Apr 2020 8:15 p.m. PST

"in a discovery that was, sadly, made possible by global warming", Doesn't that mean that the mountain pass was "forgotten" because the climate cooled and made it unusable? Therefore at the time the Vikings were using it the climate was at least as warm as it is now.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Apr 2020 9:00 p.m. PST

Phssthpok -- just cooperate. 😁

tabletopwargamer17 Apr 2020 1:16 a.m. PST

How is it sad?

If they used it then, but it's only now been found, surely that means it was warmer then?

athun2517 Apr 2020 4:15 a.m. PST

Little known fact, the Vikings drove gas-guzzling SUVs on many of their raids. Seriously, I think I read that somewhere.

skipper John17 Apr 2020 6:47 a.m. PST

phssthpok, that was my thought exactly.

People don't change the climate, Volcano's do!

bsrlee17 Apr 2020 8:59 a.m. PST

Just another case of the mainstream media finally waking up to something that has been going on for years.

The group doing the research has been posting on line for several years now and have a Facebook presence. Currently they are unable to go into the field for the 2020 season due to Covid-19.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2020 11:11 a.m. PST



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