Viking Age spear, originally found in one piece in front of the Lendbreen ice patch.
Photo: Vegard Vike, Museum of Cultural History.
As glacial archaeologists, our dream discovery is a site where an ancient high mountain trail crossed non-moving ice. On such sites, past travelers left behind lots of artifacts, frozen in time by the ice. These artifacts can tell us when people travelled, when travel was at its most intense, why people travelled across the mountains and even who the travelers were. This information has great historical value.
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