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Norse Farming in Greenland: Agriculture on the edge


The Norse arrived in Greenland with a several thousand years old tradition as farmers – how did they adapt to the new environment? Focus will be on the Norse farming through analysis of macro fossils from middens; did they cultivate crops – and if so, what did they grow?  Phosphate analysis of the soil around Norse farmsteads shall describe the use of manure.



Coordinator: Peter Steen Henriksen


Other participants:

Caroline Polke Hansgaard

Konrad Smiarowski

Christian Koch Madsen


The project is running from 2009 until 2012

Burned, malted barley from Viking Age/ Early Medieval contexts in Thy in Northern Jutland. Presumably for beer brewery.