In Photos: Viking Voyage Discovered

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L'Anse aux Meadows

Credit: Map labels by Owen Jarus, map from Wikimedia, courtesy user NordNordWest, CC Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 Unported.
L'Anse aux Meadows was founded nearly 1000 years ago and was the only Norse settlement in the New World. Tests show that a recently discovered jasper fire…Read More »

starter at the site is made from jasper that comes from the area of Notre Dame Bay. The closest chemical match is with deposits from modern day Fortune Harbor, although the jasper could have come from other sites on the bay coast. Additionally previous research has shown that butternut seeds were present at L'Anse aux Meadows indicating that the site's inhabitants also sailed to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, but where exactly is unknown. On this map all these locations are shown, additionally the black lines mark modern day borders between Canadian provinces.   Less «
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