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DISCOVERIES ON THE GLACIER OF LANGGRUBENJOCH

The use of shingles has a long tradition in South Tyrol.

 

On Langgrubenjoch, which is located at about 3000 meters above sea level, shingles from the bronze era were found. This was the discovery of the oldest shingles of South Tyrol. Thanks to a discovery of a piece of a sled from the 4th century before Christ, the location was identified. Eight different pieces of shingles were analysed, and the material was always larch. Based on its form and materials, it seems like the shingles originate from an old hut from the bronze era.

 

These shingle rests are surely from an original housing structure which was located on that exact site.

 

In the year 1987, there were approximately 10.000 shingle roofs in South Tyrol. Before that, the area from Vipiteno and Chiusa were covered completely in shingles. The shingles have marked the looks of the cities and towns for the past centuries in this area.

 

In this document, you will find detailed information about the various discoveries of shingles at the Langgrubenjoch in South Tyrol.

REPORT

DISCOVERIES ON THE GLACIER OF LANGGRUBENJOCH

The use of shingles has a long tradition in South Tyrol.

 

On Langgrubenjoch, which is located at about 3000 meters above sea level, shingles from the bronze era were found. This was the discovery of the oldest shingles of South Tyrol. Thanks to a discovery of a piece of a sled from the 4th century before Christ, the location was identified. Eight different pieces of shingles were analysed, and the material was always larch. Based on its form and materials, it seems like the shingles originate from an old hut from the bronze era.

 

These shingle rests are surely from an original housing structure which was located on that exact site.

 

In the year 1987, there were approximately 10.000 shingle roofs in South Tyrol. Before that, the area from Vipiteno and Chiusa were covered completely in shingles. The shingles have marked the looks of the cities and towns for the past centuries in this area.

 

In this document, you will find detailed information about the various discoveries of shingles at the Langgrubenjoch in South Tyrol.

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The information about the glacier finds at Langgrubenjoch and the corresponding photographic material were kindly made available to us by the 13th Archaeological Office of Bozen.

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