Winter is Coming Project (WiCP) - Comparative Island Ecodynamics in the North Atlantic Project (CIE)
Fieldwork / Study
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Winter is Coming Project WiCP) is a postdoctoral research project based at the National Museum of Denmark and collaborating with the Greenland National Museum and Archive. WiCP investigates settlement- and land use ecodynamics in medieval Norse settlement areas highly exposed to climatic and environmental variability. Summarizing the project hypothesis: A) climatic and environmental deterioration leading up to the Little Ice Age has often been suggested as main drivers of change in and, ultimately, failure of the Norse society in Greenland; B) marginal settlement areas were more exposed to climatic and environmental variability than the core areas most frequently investigated; C) if climatic and environmental deterioration was really the main driver settlement change, we would expect to see it first in the marginal settlement areas; D) Do we? How? And what are the implications, and lessons, for future climate change adaptation?
In 2016-17, WiCP collaborates with Comparative Island Ecodynamics Project (CIE), a National Science Foundation funded interdisciplinary project build around the North Atlantic Biocultural Organzation (NABO: http://www.nabohome.org/). The CIE investigates the initiallly parallel, but eventually parting, historical trajectories of Iceland and Greenland, to identify key drivers of historical and societal change and transformation.
|Title||Project start||End date||Organisation||Department||Project study region|
|REMAINS of Greenland||01.03.2016||31.12.2019||National Museum of Denmark||Environmental Archaeology and Materials Science||Greenland, South-West|
|Greenland: Arctic Vikings Fieldschool||30.06.2018||31.07.2018||Other institutions||Greenland, South-West|
|Permafrost –“Preserving the cultural heritage of Greenland in a changing climate”||14.08.2013||20.08.2013||National Museum of Denmark||Environmental Archaeology and Materials Science||Greenland, South-West|