Photo: Oppland County Authority. Viking Iron Age Ski c. 714 - Ski 172 cm (69 in) long and 14.5 cm (5.7 in) wide
With every passing year melting snow on the worlds glaciers reveal archaeological discoveries formally hidden from view. Alpine conditions wonderfully preserve these antiquities with curator admiration. A few days ago in the Oppland region of Norway, skis from the 8th century were discovered! Photoed is archaeologist Runar Hole with the 1300 year old ski; C14-dated.
Photo: Oppland County Authority. Viking Iron Age Ski c. 714 - Detail of the binding plate and lacing