The findings challenge the prevailing view of the Norse as farmers that would have stubbornly stuck to agriculture until they lost the battle with Greenland’s environment. These new results shake-up the traditional view of the Norse as farmers and have given archaeologists reason to rethink those theories.
Few things do more harm than the belief that life should be Dramatic.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:44 PM
Well, I know for a fact that my Norwegian grandfather (b. 1870) was a farmer and sailor as need dictated, and the Norwegian protagonist in Ole Rolvaag's "Giants in the Earth" (early 1920s) was also both a fisherman and a farmer, so it seems reasonable that if Norwegians a hundred years ago were like that, so may those a thousand years ago have been.