Denmark - Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap

"Kujataa is a sub-arctic farming landscape located in the southern region of Greenland. It bears witness to the cultural histories of the Norse hunters-gatherers who started arriving from Iceland in the 10th century and of the Norse farmers, Inuit hunters and Inuit farming communities that developed from the end of the 18thcentury. Despite their differences, the two cultures, European Norse and Inuit, created a cultural landscape based on farming, grazing and marine mammal hunting The landscape represents the earliest introduction of farming to the Arctic, and the Norse expansion of settlement beyond Europe."

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Fort of Tjodhildes Church in Qassiarsuk, Greenland. Thanks of Dorthe of Denmark.

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