3,000-year-old leather boot found in Norway’s melting ice

(ORDO NEWS) — A group of Norwegian scientists have discovered an ancient boot from the Bronze Age.

Preliminary analysis showed that its age is at least three thousand years. The results of the study were published in the journal Live Science.

It is reported that ancient shoes were found 15 years ago in the city of Jotunheimen. Scientists have suggested that hunting grounds were located in this place, since several arrows were found along with the boot.

Presumably, the shoes belonged to a young man or a woman, since the size of the shoe is relatively small. Dating showed that the find belongs to the 1000s BC.

Scientists note that glaciers make it possible to preserve the almost original appearance of the finds. For example, scientists have previously studied an arrow that is over 6,000 years old.

The shaft of this arrow was found in the same place. Scientists suggest that the territories of Jotunheimen have been used by people for tens of millennia.

However, the artifacts are under threat due to rapid climate change. Scientists note that many useful remains of those times disappear due to the rapid melting of glaciers.


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