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12 Supplement to the Antiquitates Americana:. anil it would even seem from Lancaster Sound1. But the quantity so obtained must have fallen very short of what they required. They were obliged, therefore, to import this material partly from Norway, and in part also, as we find expressly stated, from Yinland2. From places so remote did the European inhabitants of Green- land fetch their building timber in the 11th century. Their increased acquaintance with America would doubtless at a subsequent period render it more easy for them to procure their supplies of this material, inasmuch as they could fetch it from countries situated nearer to their own, as for example, from Markland (Nova Scotia, New Brunsivick or Lower Canada3J as is reported in the Annals of 1347. Still the supply obtained from these sources, must, from the difficulties attending its importa- tion, have been very inadequate for the erection of the buildings themselves, and must have been nearly exclu- sively employed in the fitting up of the interior of their houses. Buildings, public as well as private, were there- fore in Greenland erected of stone, necessity compelling the inhabitants to make use of the more accessible mate- rial, even although the working and employment of it required a greater degree of toilsome labour. Thus the church in Kakortok is built of stone obtained from the adjacent cliffs, as is still clearly perceptible in comparing those with the walls of that structure4. The same in- ference is confirmed by the rest of the ruins in Greenland. In Iceland on the other hand, where building timber was more easy to be procured, as also in Scandinavia itself, by far the greater part of the buildings were constructed Sec Ant. Amer. p, 273, 275, 276, 294. — 2j Ant. Am. p. 36, 40, 58, 67, 118. — ■*) Ant. Am. p. 264—65, cf. p. 453. — ') Ant, Am. p. 315.
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Supplement to the Antiquitates Americanæ

Útgefandi
Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries
Ár
1841
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Enska
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