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Vikings grew barley in Greenland
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Science Nordic

Vikings grew barley in Greenland

February 3, 2012

By: Sybille Hildebrandt


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The Vikings are both famous and notorious for their like of beer and mead, and archaeologists have discussed for years whether Eric the Red (ca. 950-1010) and his followers had to make do without the golden drink when they settled in Greenland around the year 1,000.
The Greenland climate was mild when they landed, but was it warm enough for growing corn?
Researchers from the National Museum in Copenhagen say the answer to the question is ‘yes’. In a unique find, they uncovered very small pieces of charred grains of barley in a Viking rubbish heap on Greenland.
The find is final proof that the first Vikings to live in Greenland did grow barley – the most important ingredient in brewing beer, making a form of porridge or baking bread, traditionally seen as staple foods in the Vikings’ nutritional diet.

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Tommy, its worth noting that the barley was located at the very bottom of the dump heap.  This means it was in use when the Vikings first arrived.  We can assume this went on until the beginnings of the major solar minimum phase in the early 14th century, when grain crops did not have time to ripen.  I would assume wheat was the first to go, since it is a late crop, and barley is an early one.
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Warmists deliberately ignore these inconvenient facts,because they want the MWP to go away.
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