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Dwellings Of The Saga Time In Iceland Summary

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Once Erik arrived in Greenland, he found that it had many fjords and green fields, but it was also summer. He returned to Iceland and was able to convince about 500 people to start a colony. The colonists went in 25 boats but only 14 made it to Greenland. Erik as the chieftain ruled the settlement. The settlers farmed as they had in Iceland. There was not much wood around the settlement so the houses were made of dirt and were stronger than the ones of Iceland. The book, Dwellings of the Saga Time in Iceland, Greenland, and Vineland by Cornelia Horsford, describes the location of the houses as, “As in Iceland, these farmsteads were situated on the shores of rivers and fjords.” The reason for it being close to water was so the settlers could
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