Bioarchaeological and climatological evidence for the fate of Norse farmers in medieval Greenland

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Authors

  • P. C. Buckland
  • T. Amorosi
  • L. K. Barlow
  • A. J. Dugmore
  • P. A. Mayewski
  • T. H. McGovern
  • A. E.J. Ogilvie
  • P. Skidmore

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External organisations

  • Sheffield University
  • Hunter College
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Edinburgh, The
  • University of New Hampshire Durham

Abstract

Greenland, far north land of the Atlantic, has often been beyond the limit of European farming settlement. One of its Norse settlements, colonized just before AD 1000, is - astonishingly - not even at the southern tip, but a way up the west coast, the 'Western Settlement'. Environmental studies show why its occupation came to an end within five centuries, leaving Greenland once more a place of Arctic-adapted hunters.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-96
Number of pages9
JournalAntiquity
Volume70
Issue number267
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

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