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Pre-Viking tunic found on glacier

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:15 PM

A pre-Viking woolen tunic found beside a thawing glacier in south Norway shows how global warming is proving something of a boon for archaeology, scientists said on Thursday.

The greenish-brown, loose-fitting outer clothing — suitable for a person up to about 5 feet, 9 inches tall (176 centimeters) — was found 6,560 feet (2,000 meters) above sea level on what may have been a Roman-era trade route in south Norway. Carbon dating showed it was made around the year 300.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:21 PM

I wonder if they found my wooden peg leg ...

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

That's too cool!

Now for my complaint.  From the article:

OSLO — A pre-Viking woolen tunic found beside a thawing glacier in south Norway shows how global warming is proving something of a boon for archaeology, scientists said on Thursday.

Also from the article:

"It's worrying that glaciers are melting, but it's exciting for us archaeologists,"

also this:

The shrinkage is blamed on climate change, stoked by human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels.

and this

The experts in Oslo said one puzzle was why anyone would take off a warm tunic by a glacier.
One possibility was that the owner was suffering from cold in a snowstorm and grew confused with hypothermia, which sometimes makes suffers take off clothing because they wrongly feel hot.




Oh come on!!!  If that's true where is the corpse?  Obviously this glacier has grown since this tunic was likey not left on the ice. As a matter of fact it was warm enough to take off your tunic right? My point being that glaciers ebb and flow like the tide of a more liquid form of water only much much more slowly.  Stop using every opportunity to try to make it seem as though soon there will be no ice in the world and how tragic this will be for all of us.  :td:

Edited by OverSword, 22 March 2013 - 09:43 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:28 PM

Also, is it just me or does the scientist look like Sigourney Weaver?


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:56 PM

Sad the glaciers are melting but this is a great find, glad they found it before it start rotting.  I think they need to get busy and find some more artifacts before its too late.

I think she looks like Sigourney Weaver too.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:17 AM

Maybe there was a Sauna hut around there at the time ?.Don't these guys use Sauna's in the snow then run out butt nekid.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:42 AM

See people its a cycle.  Global warming is a cycle. Glaciers will recede and advance.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:45 AM

A more likely explanation is that it was a spare (or maybe being taken to sell) that fell out of someones pack.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

View PostOscar77, on 23 March 2013 - 11:45 AM, said:

A more likely explanation is that it was a spare (or maybe being taken to sell) that fell out of someones pack.

It still means that the glacier was this small before.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

View PostAus Der Box Skeptisch, on 23 March 2013 - 12:42 AM, said:

See people its a cycle.  Global warming is a cycle. Glaciers will recede and advance.
You can't tax everyone if it is cyclical and normal, it has to be man-made so Al Gore can make another Billion.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

People have been known to take off clothes as they get confused as they freeze.  This could have happened and then he wandered off.  However, I like the "Oscar 77" answer (above) better.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

That tunic has some skinny sleeves... Maybe it's just the angle the photo was taken but it looks like a very wiry person wore it.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

View PostLava_Lady, on 23 March 2013 - 01:38 PM, said:

That tunic has some skinny sleeves... Maybe it's just the angle the photo was taken but it looks like a very wiry person wore it.

It being wool means it's probably a very stretchy fabric.  It was probably meant to fit very snugly.  

And looking at it, it almost looks like it's knitted in a rib stitch.  And if it's knit/woven in anything like that, it'll be super stretchy.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

He may have simplyg changed and forgot it.  But, I don't see how.  Most peopler tadke a change cloths except for their coat.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:37 PM

I was wondering where I left that.

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