A Different Take on Greenland's Vikings

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  1. Youcantreadinthedark

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    New Smithsonian article on the disappearance of the Vikings who settled Greenland, for those inclined.

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-greenland-vikings-vanished-180962119/


    There's an interesting potential for a connection between this particular perspective and the general historical sketch of a book called "The Farfarers", by Farley Mowat, published about twenty years ago. Great read for anyone interested in the peopling of the far North and the Americas.
     
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    Just to note the Vikings in Greenland grew potatoes, too cold there to do that now, good read by the way. A lesson we can all take from this event is when one is in a foreign land, do what the natives do, you might just thrive if you use their teachings to good effect, that's how the Inuit managed to live there over the Vikings, they were hunter-gatherers, relying on mostly meat with a few greens here and there, while the Vikings were farmers, they most certainly were hardy enough to live there, and they had the tools to improvise such a lifestyle, they just didn't follow the ways of the natives. I.E. you don't walk in NYC barefoot, with a loincloth, pigeons hanging on your waist, with bow and quiver on your back, smelling like smoke, and relieving yourself where ever, and when ever your please.
     
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    If they did they was more than 300 years Ahead of other Scandinavians and a couple hundred years before the Spaniards.
    And furthermore it is Clear evidence they was in South America, traiding With the Incas:)
     
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    Watched "Vikings Unearthed" on Netflix last night. They used near infrared satellite imaging to spot potential settlements in North America 500 years before Columbus. Very interesting.
     
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    Very interesting article ..... Thanks for sharin.
     
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    Did you get a ticket in NYC maybe?
     
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