Norwegian Climate Anomaly

16 Apr 2020

This story has been in archaeological news for some time but it has now gone unbridled - see www.heritagedaily.com/2020/04/melting-ice-reveals-lost-viking-artefacts-... ... in Norway hundreds of rare archaeology finds have been revealed by melting ice on a lost mountain pass - which seems to have been ice free in the Roman and Viking eras. This isn't surprising to climate realists but it clearly does not fit into the idea we are living in the warmest period - evah. Not only that it proves conclusively it has been nice and warm in the relatively recent past (in the Roman and Medieval periods). The ice, of course, buried and preserved the artefacts, including those of an organic nature - such as wood, or even cloth. Presumably this occurred in what was once known as the Little Ice Age, a period of time between the 12th and 18th centuries AD (when average global temperatures declined). At this time mountain glaciers grew in the Alps and overwhelmed farms and fields and mines and shafts etc. It would obviously have had a similar effect in Norway - especially in the mountains.

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Both the warmth in the medieval period and the cool weather of the Little Ice Age were eradicated by climate scientists with the invention of the Hockey Stick model. It seems fact are coming back to bit them on the bum. Archaeologists, in general, have no axe to grind in the climate change debate. They can live with it - and without it. The preserved artefacts include the remains of sleds, the bones of pack horses, a walking stick, the wooden handle of a knife, a wooden distaff, and a whooden whisk. Clothing included an Iron Age tunic, mittens and shoes etc. Sixty finds have been C14 dated. These show when the pass was open and used by humans and when it was not - as well as when it was at its peak (around 1000AD). This was firmly within the Viking era - when Scandinavia was trading far and wide.