Viking Settlements in Greenland

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Emma Groeneveld
by Finn Bjørklid
published on 29 March 2018
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Map depicting the Norse Viking settlements in Greenland. The Eastern Settlement, here named 'Austerbygd' sat on the southwestern tip and was occupied between c. 985-1450 CE, while the Western Settlement (here called 'Vesterbygd', occupied c. 985-1350 CE) was some 600 km further north in the present-day Nuuk region. Disko Bay, the Northern hunting grounds where the Vikings hunted walrus, narwhals, and polar bears, lies roughly in the large inlet directly to the left of the text 'Grønland' (Greenland). 'Island' means Iceland.

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Bjørklid, F. (2018, March 29). Viking Settlements in Greenland. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8495/

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Bjørklid, Finn. "Viking Settlements in Greenland." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 29, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/8495/.

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Bjørklid, Finn. "Viking Settlements in Greenland." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Mar 2018. Web. 27 Sep 2020.

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