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mlurp 09-14-2010 05:30 PM

Ice Giants" thaws, shows pre-Viking hunts
 
Been trying to update my Kapsersky sense 11:40 AM.. Got it done, but need to do a scan as I got the newer version, 2011.

But found this and wanted to post it. Now I know some don't buy into any climate change.. But facts are facts in this news release.. Believe what you like...

Quote:

Home of "Ice Giants" thaws, shows pre-Viking hunts

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent Tue Sep 14, 6:04 am ET.

JUVFONNA, Norway (Reuters) Climate change is exposing reindeer hunting gear used by the Vikings' ancestors faster than archaeologists can collect it from ice thawing in northern Europe's highest mountains.

"It's like a time machine...the ice has not been this small for many, many centuries," said Lars Piloe, a Danish scientist heading a team of "snow patch archaeologists" on newly bare ground 1,850 meters (6,070 ft) above sea level in mid-Norway.

Specialized hunting sticks, bows and arrows and even a 3,400-year-old leather shoe have been among finds since 2006 from a melt in the Jotunheimen mountains, the home of the "Ice Giants" of Norse mythology.

As water streams off the Juvfonna ice field, Piloe and two other archaeologists -- working in a science opening up due to climate change -- collect "scare sticks" they reckon were set up 1,500 years ago in rows to drive reindeer toward archers.

But time is short as the Ice Giants' stronghold shrinks.

"Our main focus is the rescue part," Piloe said on newly exposed rocks by the ice. "There are many ice patches. We can only cover a few...We know we are losing artefacts everywhere."

Freed from an ancient freeze, wood rots in a few years. And rarer feathers used on arrows, wool or leather crumble to dust in days unless taken to a laboratory and stored in a freezer.

Jotunheimen is unusual because so many finds are turning up at the same time -- 600 artefacts at Juvfonna alone.

Other finds have been made in glaciers or permafrost from Alaska to Siberia. Italy's iceman "Otzi," killed by an arrow wound 5,000 years ago, was found in an Alpine glacier in 1991. "Ice Mummies" have been discovered in the Andes.


Click image to see photos of the ancient hunting gear


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Home of "Ice Giants" thaws, shows pre-Viking hunts - Yahoo! News

Oftencold 09-14-2010 06:01 PM

Re: Ice Giants" thaws, shows pre-Viking hunts
 
Hold the phone! If there were reindeer, then there was forage of them to feed on. That means that these melting glaciers had to be smaller or absent at the time.

How can this be?
Were the Vikings releasing gigatons of greenhouse gasses? We know that the climate was almost absolutely stable for seventy hundred gazillion years before the Industrial Revolution!

:sar3

cnredd 09-14-2010 06:04 PM

Re: Ice Giants" thaws, shows pre-Viking hunts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Oftencold (Post 182357)
Hold the phone! If there were reindeer, then there was forage of them to feed on. That means that these melting glaciers had to be smaller or absent at the time.

How can this be?
Were the Vikings releasing gigatons of greenhouse gasses? We know that the climate was almost absolutely stable for seventy hundred gazillion years before the Industrial Revolution!

:sar3

Climatephobe!!!!!!!!!!!!........

Coyote 09-15-2010 12:35 PM

Re: Ice Giants" thaws, shows pre-Viking hunts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 182350)
Been trying to update my Kapsersky sense 11:40 AM.. Got it done, but need to do a scan as I got the newer version, 2011.

But found this and wanted to post it. Now I know some don't buy into any climate change.. But facts are facts in this news release.. Believe what you like...


Home of "Ice Giants" thaws, shows pre-Viking hunts - Yahoo! News

Fascinating article mlurp - amazing things have been found preserved in ice and glaciers....:thumbsup

mlurp 09-15-2010 05:27 PM

Re: Ice Giants" thaws, shows pre-Viking hunts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Oftencold (Post 182357)
Hold the phone! If there were reindeer, then there was forage of them to feed on. That means that these melting glaciers had to be smaller or absent at the time.

How can this be?
Were the Vikings releasing gigatons of greenhouse gasses? We know that the climate was almost absolutely stable for seventy hundred gazillion years before the Industrial Revolution!

:sar3

Yep I guess you never heard of the Little Ice Age that hit in the dark ages, or after we became A Republic the summer with snow.

And the Hunger Dryer (screw the spelling) that hit about 10,000 years ago. I have set on bolders in Centeral Park that got there from that one.

:sar3

saltwn 09-15-2010 10:36 PM

Re: Ice Giants" thaws, shows pre-Viking hunts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 182350)
Been trying to update my Kapsersky sense 11:40 AM.. Got it done, but need to do a scan as I got the newer version, 2011.

But found this and wanted to post it. Now I know some don't buy into any climate change.. But facts are facts in this news release.. Believe what you like...


Home of "Ice Giants" thaws, shows pre-Viking hunts - Yahoo! News

Neat-O find, lurpy! Thanks. :thumbsup

Mr. Vicchio 09-22-2010 09:19 PM

Re: Ice Giants" thaws, shows pre-Viking hunts
 
Isn't Climate amazing? It's always changing! And look at the neat things we get to see up close and personal.

Freshwater 09-22-2010 10:34 PM

Re: Ice Giants" thaws, shows pre-Viking hunts
 
Very interesting and very cool! How much fun would it be to find some of these artifacts!

waltky 09-11-2017 09:31 PM

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UPDATE:
:eek
Scientists Say DNA Tests Show Viking Warrior Was Female
September 11, 2017 Scientists say DNA tests on a skeleton found in a lavish Viking warrior's grave in Sweden show the remains are those of a woman in her 30s.
Quote:

While bone experts had long suspected the remains belong to a woman, the idea had previously been dismissed despite other accounts supporting the existence of female Viking warriors. Swedish researchers used new methods to analyze genetic material from the 1,000-year-old bones at a Viking-era site known as Birka, near Stockholm.

Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson of Uppsala University said Monday the tests show "it is definitely a woman." Hedenstierna-Jonson said the grave is particularly well-furnished, with a sword, shields, various other weapons and horses.

Writing in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, the researchers say it's the first confirmed remains of a high-ranking female Viking warrior.

https://www.voanews.com/a/dna-female...g/4024030.html

Dog Man 09-13-2017 04:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Freshwater (Post 185631)
Very interesting and very cool! How much fun would it be to find some of these artifacts!

Great Avatar!!


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