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Ancient Ski Discovered in Norway

Ancient ski

Photo: OPPLAND FYLKESKOMMUNE

This is a pretty amazing find from Norway (as reported by NRK). It is a largely complete wooden ski, which recently emerged from a glacier. The ski measures 172 cm in length by 14.5 cm in width and contains leather straps for securing the foot. It is estimated to be c. 1300 years old and was recovered from a site that has produced hundreds of artefacts in recent years, due to the receding ice sheet. More information (in Norwegian) on the artefact can be found here.

Prehistoric ice ski

Photo: OPPLAND FYLKESKOMMUNE

 

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