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Bavarian Raven

Greenland Norse Gorged on Seals...

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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.

http://news.ku.dk/al...orged_on_seals/

An interesting article on Norse Greenland, enjoy :)

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Ashotep

Probably ate anything they could catch rather than starve.

When the young leave the town dies, still goes on now.

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PersonFromPorlock

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.

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anasshad

This is very interesting indeed.

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Bavarian Raven

This is very interesting indeed.

thanks, i just like how it helps disprove the old cliche that the norse were too stubborn to adapt...

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