Photo Gallery: Why Did the Vikings Abandon Greenland?
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Photo Gallery: Why Did the Vikings Abandon Greenland?

Abandoned Colony in Greenland 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.
Von Günther Stockinger
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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