Greenland Vikings process of Dying out

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  • When the Vikings arrived they cut down Greenland's trees
    • Cattle and sheep over-grazed the land causing soil erosion
  • By D 1350, the Little Ice Age had begun. Climate become colder and winters longer
    • Cattle and sheep had less hay to eat in the winter
      • People ran short pf food, and animals did not survive the winter
        • Less food was caught in the shorter summer months
        • There may have been fighting with the local people (Inuit) as resources ran short
    • More sea ice stopped trade with Iceland and Norway
      • People ran short pf food, and animals did not survive the winter
        • Less food was caught in the shorter summer months
        • There may have been fighting with the local people (Inuit) as resources ran short

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