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Drought may have prompted the Vikings’ departure from Greenland

Norse settlers, led by Erik the Red, developed the Eastern Settlement on southern Greenland in 985 CE. The Norse farmers raised cattle and sheep on cleared pastureland for sustenance. The settlement became quite successful and its estimated population reached to about 2000 people.  Then suddenly, they... click to read more

  • Boyang Zhao | Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University
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published on Apr 20, 2023