Eric the Red Brewed Ale in Greenland

Eric the Red Viking
Archeologists from the Danish National Museum have now proven that Eric the Red, who founded the Icelandic settlement in Greenland at the end of the tenth century AD, and his contemporaries were able to brew ale.

There have long been speculations whether the climate in the southernmost part of Greenland was warm enough in the Viking Era for growing cereals for brewing ale, the staple beverage of Vikings, make porridge and bake bread, visir.is reports.

Now archeologists have found remains of burnt barley in a dunghill which dates back to the time of Eric the Red’s settlement in Greenland and is the first indication of cereal growing in the country’s southernmost part a millennium ago.



SUBSCRIBE TOMEDIEVAL ARCHIVES PODCAST

STAYCONNECTED

Related Posts

Support Medieval Archives

Your journey into the Middle Ages starts with the Medieval Archives podcast. Offering in-depth history lessons, interviews with medieval historians and authors and entertainment review you will learn history from the experts.

Medieval Archives is an ad-free experience so you can enjoy an uninterrupted medieval history lesson. Help the show continue creating exceptional episodes with a donation.

Support Medieval Archives with a contribution today.

Discussion about this post