They find a pre-Viking tunic

They find a pre-Viking tunic

Next to a glacier in southern Norway found a pre-viking wool tunic due to the thawing process formed by global warming, which is at least being of great help to archeology.

The tunic, which was found 2,000 meters above sea level on what could have been a trade route in Roman times, it is brown in color and its owner must have been about 176 centimeters tall. Made of sheep's wool when exposed to the air without having treated the fabric can suffer deterioration due to the attacks of insects and bacteria.

In Oslo, experts say it's a puzzle to figure out why would someone on a glacier take off their tunic. One possibility is that the person who owns the garment was suffering from an attack of hypothermia, in which in one of the phases the subject tends to feel warmer if she takes off her garments.

Since the thaw accelerated in 2006 they have been found in the mountains of southern Norway 1,600 objects These include an ornate walking stick, a Bronze Age leather shoe, bows and arrows that were used to hunt reindeer.

In 1991 Otzi was discovered, a man of Prehistory who walked the Alps 5,300 years ago. Many other finds have been made from Alaska to the Andes because the glaciers are slowly melting.

Patrick Hunt, an expert from Stanford University, tries to find the path he took Hannibal with his elephants through the Alps in a failed attempt to invade Italy in 218 BC. and due to the receding snow your search is being easier.

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