As the northern ice sheets retreat, perishable items from millennia-old cultures are emerging. Researchers in Norway have discovered everything from shoes to weapons, giving them a glimpse of everyday life thousands of years ago, before the Vikings.

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This isn't the first time melting glaciers have led to archaeological finds. Earlier this summer, a group of researchers uncovered a 10,000 year-old atlatl, or hunting weapon, that had recently emerged in an ice thaw.


Read more about the pre-Viking discovery via Reuters