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Scientists study the Vikings' response to climate change


August 29, 2018

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Scientists are studying ancient Vikings to better understand how humans react to climate change.

William & Mary said in a statement Monday that one of its geologists is studying some islands in Norway.

Nick Balascio is part of a larger team of researchers hoping to reconstruct human activity patterns during the Iron Age. They're focused on the Lofoten Islands, which are located above the Arctic Circle

The region had experienced a drop in sea levels, forcing some Vikings to relocate harbors and abandon boathouses. Balascio said the research is a good reminder that...

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