Archaeologist Runar Hole with the 1300-year-old ski. (Photo: Oppland County Authority)
In recent summers, many sensational archaeological discoveries in Norwegian national parks have been made. This summer there was found 390 objects from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, including sixty 6000-years-old arrows and an 1300-year-old ski.
The Early Viking Age ski is 172 cm (69 in) long and 14.5 cm (5.7 in) wide, well-kept with binding constructed of wicker and leather straps. The binding sits on a raised section in the middle of the ski, and there is a hole where it was attached.
The discovery shows Vikings used skis with bindings – which meant they could move fast and steady on the snow. (Photo: Oppland County Authority).
There are about 2,700 glaciers in Norway, and these glaciers have an area of approximately 2700 square kilometers (1042.5 mi²). When they melt due to climate change…
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