The fragments of five Neolithic arrow shafts and a Neolithic longbow have been discovered in Norway by two collectors working on a snow patch.
Wooden parts of Stone Age material are rarely discovered by modern archaeologists as they simply don’t survive. These items were preserved incredibly well, however, due to their snow patch location. Indeed, it is thought that the artefacts belonged to hunters who lost them whilst tracking reindeer gathered around snow patches.
The discoveries are the oldest of their kind in Scandinavia and, although much more study will be carried out, the closest estimate is that the find is roughly 5400 years old!
To discover more of Norway’s heritage for yourself, why not visit the country on this fabulous Aurora Borealis and Culture Trip?