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Megaproject asks: What drove the Vikings?

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Science  15 Apr 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6283, pp. 280-281
DOI: 10.1126/science.352.6283.280

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How did the Vikings become Vikings? A $6 million Swedish grant just awarded to Neil Price at Uppsala University in Sweden will attempt to answer that question. Price and his colleagues intend to study burials, landscapes, and artifacts to see whether the need for a captive labor force and women helped propel Vikings out of Scandinavia and as far west as Canada and as far east as Baghdad.

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