11 November 2016
Vol 354, Issue 6313

About The Cover

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COVER Reconstruction of a 10th-century Norse church in Greenland. This replica, made of timber and turf, was built in 2000. Recent archaeological excavations and analyses in Greenland and elsewhere suggest a new solution to the medieval mystery of why the Norse colony in Greenland failed after 500 years. See page 696. For more on the process behind the cover image, see
Photo: Bill Douthitt