1,000-Year-Old Iron Weapon Found in Norway

www.archaeology.org | 10/14/2019 | Staff
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(Hordaland County Municipality)HARDANGER, NORWAY—Life in Norway reports that hiker Ernst Hagen discovered an iron arrowhead measuring about five inches long on a mountain some 4,600 feet above sea level in western Norway. Archaeologist Tore Slinning of Hordaland County Council thinks the weapon, once attached to a wooden arrow, was lost in the snow during a reindeer hunt about 1,000 years ago, during the end of the Viking age or the early medieval period. “We don’t know when the long arrow would have decomposed,” Slinning said. “The arrow may have rotted away a long time ago...
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