Great start here. Here are some suggestions. My main concern is that this does not have a definite thesis statement. You outline what various people have
thought; which theory or theories do you find most credible, and why? Rather than give a summary of various points of view, give us a focused thesis
statement on what you think happened and then back this up with research from sources.
The Lost Norse
The Norse have a very incredible background as their life is believed to begin with two men called Erik the Red, who was exiled from Iceland for committing
murder, and Herjolf. Iceland was the largest island covered by ice where people could live due to less solid winds and lands for cultivation. Erik and Herjolf
made the forbidden place called Greenland home and started to attract other settlers to bring wives, servants, and bondages from other sites. As time went
by, the two were able to bring in men and women with better skills in survival activities like farming, building, and weaving. Edit as suggested in class
They were able to make a wall that protected their farms from solid winds, which enhanced their farming activities and kept them going for centuries. [CITE
SOURCE FOR THIS INFORMATION; They engaged in business activities with other groups that sailed [TO] the island from time to time. Greenland started to
undergo climate change as it became colder; soon, they could not plant their food, so they began hunting. Ships were no longer able to access the land, and
for a long time, Greenland and the Norse did not have contact with the outside world. Years later, as the temperature rose again, a German sailor was able to
reach Greenland and only found one person with a knife, and the houses were empty [CITE SOURCE HERE]. Since then, no one has known where the Norse
Greenlanders disappeared to. Several theories have discussed the mystery and came up with various assumptions, although they have not [BEEN
ABSOLUTELY] proven if they were right or wrong. For instance, a theory states that the collapse of the Norse was due to the devastating walrus population;
some believed that it was due to a plague that wiped out the people, while others felt that pirates killed or enslaved them. However, all the theories have not
been [DEFINITIVELY] proven DESPITE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE.
YOU NEED A THESIS STATEMENT HERE–A THREE-PRONGED ONE TO ORGANIZE WHAT FOLLOWS
Studies have also discussed the issue of the Norse disappearance through research, calculations, analysis, and coming out with different conclusionS.
Arneborg, FOR EXAMPLE, conducts a study to uncover the genetic history of the present-day Greenlane population as it focuses on the governance of Norse,
dietary economy, and settlement pattern. The authors state that due to the disappearance of the whole community, there were limitations in sampling. Thus,
the question about the history of Greenlanders is only based on theories. The study surveys the gene distribution of the current population and finds out that
over 80% of Greenlanders have European ancestry. The study also finds some genes of Inuit and that the population genes vary from west to east and north
to south. However, there were no traces of Norse Vikings who lived there for almost 1000 years. Also, the study could not prove the existence of Dorset
people who lived in Greenland before the Inuit. In conclusion, the study outdoes several theories based on the disappearance, stating that there was no clear
evidence supporting multiple migrations events and no interbreeding between Dorset in east Greenland because of their isolation. Therefore, it is still hard to
prove where the Norse disappeared since there are no traces of their genes in the current population.
Sadowski (2020) focuses on the impact of cultural factors that might have led to the collapse of Greenland Norse civilization. The study state that since no
study has proved the disappearance of Norse civilization, the research is based on previous theories. The study looks at various factors that led to their
isolation and disappearance and finds climate change is the critical factor. However, the study believed that the Norse population could have survived like the
Inuit, but cultural factors led to their economic degradation and lack of economic adaptation. The analysis assumes that the fall and disappearance of the
Norse was a choice of Norse elites since they knew the adaptation strategies of the Inuit but did not mind learning. The leaders of the Norse tried to keep the
society in balance, but the fragile equilibrium was shattered and caused the collapse of the Norse civilization.
Further, (Cumming & Peterson, 2017) have also discussed the disappearance of Norse civilization from a different perspective. The study states that poor
environmental management can reduce ecological resilience and ecological collapse. The study focuses on unifying research outcomes, saying that science
should use quantitative thresholds to define environmental destruction. The study criticizes the existing theory of Norse collapse, stating that they are weakly
integrated with resilience ideas about vulnerabilities and sustainability. It says that resilience theories offer limited insights on factors that caused Norse
collapse, while archeological theories focus on a limited range of reasons for system collapse. Comprehending collapse requires greater clarity on system
identity and alternative causes of failure, including the structure’s connection to the process.
NB: The above essay was written by one of your writers, after I submitted the work the Professor asked me to rewrite it again because it is missing stuff. So
please I’m sending it to be written again please. You will see some of the comment the Professor made in between the essay.