Archaeologists Find Clues to Viking Mystery

For years, researchers have puzzled over why Viking descendents abandoned Greenland in the late 15th century. But archaeologists now believe that economic and identity issues, rather than starvation and disease, drove them back to their ancestral homes.

More HERE.  The authors describe life on Greenland during the LIA. It was a brutal existence for those on the island, isolated from their homeland.

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Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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One Response to Archaeologists Find Clues to Viking Mystery

  1. Dena says:

    Greenland had natives who were able to survive off the land, however for the Vikings they had to use native technology or import more advanced technology. They didn’t appear to want to use native technology and to import technology they needed trade goods which they could no longer produce. This is sounding like the United States killing off manufacturing in the name of the green movement.

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