The 1,700-Year-Old Sweater

A few days ago, the Museum of Cultural history of Norway, exhibited a 1,700-year-old tunic found in the mountains of the South of the country in 2011.
The tunic, like a sweater, long predates the Viking age and it was found next to a glacier in glacier melt in southern Norway, the 2,000 meters above sea level where possibly there was a trade route from Rome to the South.
The clothes have cleavage canoe, is wide and greenish-Brown, suitable for one person up to about 1, 76, according to carbon dating was made around the year 300 a.d. and was probably used by a Hunter of deer, common in the region.
It was woven in Twill ” Diamond” (second photo), which was popular at the time (another tunic very similar was found about 150 years in a swamp in Northern Germany, probably used by the military). Microscopic analysis of the tissue showed that dois different types of wool were used to make the garment: wool of adult sheep and wool softer the lamb.
The scientists said that was a great quality, so valuable and probably had more than one owner. She was well used and was reformed (added sleeves), additionally received two patches very well done: “There is no doubt that the wool was carefully chosen to both fabrics, and that both the quality and pigmentation natural, were taken into consideration.”
The fabric was made from two shades, giving peculiar diamond pattern of “Twill Diamond”, the same used to weave the tunic found earlier in Germany. The scholars have stated that: “the resemblance between the two coats is very interesting because it suggests that a specific style is intended, and that this” sets” was known for a vast area. ”
The archaeological findings published in the journal Antiquity, suggests that in the iron age, the wool fabric with “diamond” twill weave, the modeling type, neckline sweater canoe and the greenish brown color was “fashion” among the army men and the hunters in that region of Europe.
Who says clothing is also not culture?