The Anthropology Colloquium Series presents "A Warning From Above: New Finds from Alpine Snow Patches in Central Norway," Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. at Hibben Center, room 105 with speaker Martin Callanan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Alpine snow patches in Central Norway were frequently used as ancient summer hunting grounds. Icy conditions have resulted in the preservation of arrowheads, bow fragments and other hunting equipment over millennia. Since 2000, dramatic developments in the age and number of finds recovered from these snow patches have been directly linked to changing weather patterns in the region. These findings afford archaeologists insights into past hunting traditions, while also warning us of the dramatic changes already occurring in alpine environments.
The colloquium is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.