Vikings weren’t who we thought

Vikings weren’t who we thought

An artistic reconstruction of “southern European” Vikings. Credit: Jim Lyngvild

The popular modern image of blond-haired Scandinavian Vikings has been upended by extensive ancient DNA analysis, published in the journal Nature.

They weren’t all Scandinavian and many had brown hair, according to the six-year international study involving 90 collaborators. The infamous pirates also moved around a lot.


Published by Cosmos.

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