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Vikings and Migrants: Unravelling Scandinavia's Genetic Mosaic in the Viking Era

We recently published a study in Cell that reveals that the Viking period, spanning from the late 8th to mid-11th century, saw a massive influx of people into Scandinavia. Interestingly, later Scandinavians don't have as much ancestry from other places from outside Scandinavia as their... click to read more

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published on Nov 13, 2023
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