Melting snow patches reveal Neolithic archery

  title={Melting snow patches reveal Neolithic archery},
  author={Martin John Callanan},
  pages={728 - 745}
  • M. Callanan
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Environmental Science
  • Antiquity
High altitude snowfields provide repositories of well-preserved organic remains of considerable antiquity, as spectacular discoveries such as the Similaun Iceman illustrate. In Scandinavia, melting snow patches have been systematically surveyed by volunteer groups for almost a century, and a growing collection of archaeological artefacts has been recovered. Only recently, however, has AMS dating confirmed that some of the finds go back as far as the Neolithic. Here fragments of five Neolithic… 

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  • Environmental Science, Geology
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