Before Your SUV Overheated The Atmosphere, Vikings Farmed Here

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Hendriks webcam i Tasiilaq

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2 Responses to Before Your SUV Overheated The Atmosphere, Vikings Farmed Here

  1. Billy Liar says:

    I’m afraid not, Jim. The Vikings never went to East Greenland.

    It appears that the district was uninhabited during most of the Middle Ages, and that the most recent arrivals of Inuit (this time from the tribe of the “Thule people”) happened during the 14th or 15th century.

    http://eastgreenland.com/database.asp?lang=eng&num=201

    No farming either, only hunting/fishing.

  2. Rosco says:

    Perhaps the webcam shot is meant as an illustration ?

    There is acknowledged evidence of Viking settlements that were abandoned due to decreasing temperatures and buried under ice. These settlements show evidence of livestock and other farming activities.

    The Mendenhall glacier is retreating today and revealing forests which grew there thousands of years ago.

    This obviously means it was significantly warmer then than today which is Steve’s point I think.

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