Discovered 1,000-year-old iron arrow in the mountains

The arrow has an iron tip about 13 cm long and is most likely to be left on a reindeer hunt.

The arrow has an iron head about 13cm long and is most likely to be left on a reindeer hunt.

Picture 1 of Discovered 1,000-year-old iron arrow in the mountains
The arrowhead is about 13cm long.(Photo: Fox News).

Ernst Hagen stumbled upon the tip of an iron arrow while climbing a mountain about 1,400 meters above sea level in Hardanger, Hordaland, in September. when there is a rifle , " Hagen said. He brought the arrowhead to Hordaland County Council for experts to check.

No similar artifacts have been found in Hordaland, according to archaeologist Tore Slinning."This is a special discovery, like finding a needle on the ocean floor. Such things can come out when climate change thaws or changes the soil shape. If Hagen does not detect it, the arrowhead. snow may be covered in the winter, " he said.

Slinning contends that this arrowhead was once attached to a wooden handle and was abandoned during a reindeer hunt about 1,000 years ago, in the late Viking or Early Middle Ages."We don't know when the long-handled wooden handle will decompose. If it is in the soil, it may have rotted long ago. If it is covered by ice, it is likely that it has recently decomposed, when the snow melts." Slinning said.

Villagers living near the area where the arrow was discovered discovered iron ore. However, such findings are extremely rare because they are easily crushed under the movement of glaciers. Arrowheads will be preserved at the museum in Bergen.

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