Trying To Solve The Mystery Of Greenland's Vanished Vikings

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A Viking replica Longship sails across the fjord at Narsarsuaq in Greenland in July 1997. (John Rasmussen/AP)

The Vikings thrived for generations after they settled Greenland more than 1,000 years ago. But then, they vanished without much of a trace.

The mystery of what happened to them has never been solved, but new research offers some clues. Here & Now‘s Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr) speaks to science writer Tim Folger (@timfolger), who investigated the story for Smithsonian Magazine.

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