Death in Norse Greenland

  title={Death in Norse Greenland},
  author={H. Pringle},
  pages={924 - 926}
  • H. Pringle
  • Published 14 February 1997
  • History
  • Science
What triggered the collapse of the medieval Norse colony on Greenland? Theories have ranged from a cold climate to warring Thule hunters, ancestors of the modern Inuit. New studies combine data from ice cores, archaeological digs, and fossil flies to create a picture of desperation and disaster in the final days of one settlement—and finger climate as well as culture as causes of the settlers' demise. 
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