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Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 18th century
Date of Inscription: 2017
Location: Europe, Demark, Greenland
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Other languages: Croatian, Danish, Turkish
Description: 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. --WHMNet's description is from WHC Site, where additional information is available. CC BY-SA 3.0.
  "Kujataa is a sub-arctic farming landscape located in the southern region of Greenland", says the website of UNESCO. The first known example of agriculture (or farming) in the Arctic, is at Kujataa. The oldest trace of the spreading of the Old Norse culture outside Europe, is at Kujataa. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. CC BY-SA 3.0.
Source: Description is available under license. CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0
Source2: Wikipedia ( CC BY-SA 3.0.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center ( 2. Wikipedia. CC BY-SA 3.0.
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