From ScienceNordic: One late August day in 2011 Tord Bretten and his sister Line B. Aukrust came home from an extraordinarily successful hunting trip in Dovrefjell, a mountainous area in central Norway. In addition to a reindeer buck, they had three arrows and two bows that had melted out of a glacier.
One of the arrows turned out to be from another reindeer hunt, but the hunt had taken place 5,400 years ago. This is the oldest archaeological find from mountain snowfields in Scandinavia.
To think about people with the heart and soul of the hunter like you and me bowhunting deer 5,000 years ago very much like we do today is mind-blowing!
This gives me an idea for an incredible TV episode. Go to Norway and hunt a reindeer in the mountains near where those artifacts were found, and visit the museum where the old bow, arrows and heads are now displayed. Go back 5,000 years in deer hunting time…what would you think about that?
I am going to try to do it.
Photo: Åge Hojem and Martin Callahan/NTNU University Museum
Oh My!!!!! Dreamy! Do it Mike! Need a companion? I’d be in like donkey kong! My family’s homeland too- Strömmen. My goal is to visit and hunt there someday so two birds. You need to do that Mike. Award winner hands down. How about using a sinew backed self bow? Dreamy!
Have a knapper make a copy of the ancient point made of slate, attach it to a cedar shaft- looks like some kind of glue/resin was added to keep the point on the shaft. Pretty darn nice. Then go and thump one with a longbow. Sounds like Tred Barta….
that would be an award winning show for sure. Great idea- make it happen Mike. What about it , Luke?
Having just made the change to traditional archery in the last 1-2 years, this would make for an awesome show. Heck, regardless of what you hunt with this would make for some great t.v. Go get it Mike. Make it happen.
That would be an awesome show… Hope you can pull that off…
Find it so cool that not much has changed tacticaly from that long ago. Spot and Stalk baby….
Just put new string /cable on my Mathews, already looking forward to September bow season. First need to slay some gobblers starting the end of the month.