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Vikings, Volcanoes, and Sheep: How Geology Rewrites Ancient History

Vikings, volcanoes, and sheep don’t immediately seem like they should all be connected, but this unlikely trio is actually informing our knowledge of global history.

Hosted by: Stefan Chen

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