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Trying To Solve The Mystery Of Greenland's Vanished Vikings07:51
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A 700-year-old Viking church in Hvalsey, Greenland. (Courtesy Ciril Jazbec)
A 700-year-old Viking church in Hvalsey, Greenland. (Courtesy Ciril Jazbec)
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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.

This article was originally published on February 28, 2017.

This segment aired on February 28, 2017.

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