Point rosee newfoundland viking 2017
The Viking: The Excavation of a Norse Settlement in LAnse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland by Helge IngstadThis starts with a comparison of the Greenlander Saga, probably written in Greenland, and Eiriks Saga, written in Iceland. Lots of differences of opinion and fact between the two, and Helge tends to believe the Greenlanders Saga. It has detailed info about the accidental and planned trips from Greenland to Vinland, probably Baffin Island, which isnt far from the west coast of Greenland and the settlements there. Maps detail the short distance as well as how the Greenlanders got to Lance aux Meadows. Helge also goes back to the time he spent at LAM excavating the 1000-year-old Viking settlement there.
I was curious as to when this book was published, as the excavations go back to 1960, and noticed it was published the same year Helge died--when he was 101! Sure enough, he wrote the Forward in late 2000. Remarkable man.
Lost American Viking Settlement Discovered By Space Archaeologists Using Satellite Imagery
Viking settlement 'Hop' is in New Brunswick, claims archaeologist
By Phoebe Weston For Mailonline. A long lost Viking settlement known as 'Hop' is located in Canada , a prominent archaeologist has revealed. Seafaring Scandinavians built a settlement in North America more than 1, years ago, years before Christopher Columbus, it is claimed. Three key things identify this mystical settlement - an abundance of grapes, salmon and canoes made from animal hide - according to legend. Now, one expert claims the only place that matches this description is the Miramichi-Chaleur bay area in northeastern New Brunswick in Canada.
As of April, , the only confirmed site of historic settlement by Norse peoples, or Vikings, in the north americas is located at L'Anse aux Meadows near a northernmost point of the Canadian island of Newfoundland. This viking settlement site which dates from circa A. In these times Norse peoples, or Vikings, had long been active as traders and settlers, as intrepid sailors and as formidable raiders. The small scale and brief settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows can be seen as something of a venturesome outpost established by Norsemen or Vikings from established Norse communities on Iceland or Greenland. Greenland itself seems to have only been reached by the Vikings in about A.
A group of archaeologists and scientists have spent the summer of working of uncovering historical artifacts of the Vikings in Point Rosee, N. The only way into the area is a treacherous hike with steep cliffs directly into the rocky ocean below. The ATV ride is a terrifying one, you definitely need to be fearless like the Vikings to make the trip. The area is a cold rainy one with beautiful landscapes. The archaeologists were tempted to keep digging in the area after turning up nine kilograms of bog iron that was roasted in a hearth. The wastes product of smelting iron is called slag.