Viking settlement predates latest discovery: archeologist

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Legion Magazine
Front Lines
Vikings settled Newfoundland centuries before Columbus sailed:

Viking settlement predates latest discovery: archeologist

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

A co-author of a groundbreaking study that pinpointed Viking activity in North America to the summer of 1021 AD says Norse explorers likely arrived at the Newfoundland site years before they cut the wood on which the finding was based.

Longtime Parks Canada archeologist Birgitta Wallace, one of the world’s foremost experts on Vikings (Norse) on this continent, said the finding using a new form of radiocarbon dating may well represent the last year the Norse explorers spent at L’Anse aux Meadows on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula.

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Canada and the United States famously share the longest undefended border in the world—but the exact location of that border has been in dispute many times.

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