Friday, January 30, 2015

Latest glacier archeology and the Tyrolean Alps

Left image from tyrol

Stubai glacier  below:

The famous Austrian Tyrol is the home of five glaciers. The Stubai, Pitzal, Kauernertal, and Soelden glaciers have a variety of hiking, ski and snowboard trails, and Hintertux Glacier provides Austria's only year-round skiing.

The new field of "glacial archeology," which results from receding glaciers, has led to some startling finds. Last year saw an exhibition in Italy's South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. Frozen Stories: Discoveries in the Alpine Glaciers was originally scheduled to close next month, but will now remain open till 2016.

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