Norse Greenland Settlement: Reflections on Climate Change, Trade, and the Contrasting Fates of Human Settlements in the North Atlantic Islands

@article{Dugmore2007NorseGS,
  title={Norse Greenland Settlement: Reflections on Climate Change, Trade, and the Contrasting Fates of Human Settlements in the North Atlantic Islands},
  author={A. Dugmore and C. Keller and T. McGovern},
  journal={ARCTIC ANTHROPOLOGY},
  year={2007},
  volume={44},
  pages={12 - 36}
}
  • A. Dugmore, C. Keller, T. McGovern
  • Published 2007
  • History, Medicine
  • ARCTIC ANTHROPOLOGY
  • Changing economies and patterns of trade, rather than climatic deterioration, could have critically marginalized the Norse Greenland settlements and effectively sealed their fate. Counter-intuitively, the end of Norse Greenland might not be symptomatic of a failure to adapt to environmental change, but a consequence of successful wider economic developments of Norse communities across North Atlantic. Data from Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and medieval Iceland is used to explore the interplay… CONTINUE READING
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