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L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

Listed under Archaeological Sites in Newfoundland, Canada.

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This is the northern tip of Newfoundland on the very edge of Canada and is thought to be the site of the first Viking landings and the first European visit to North America. A Viking village has been unearthed here similar to the wood framed, peat and turf covered buildings found in Greenland. Discovered in 1960 by a much later Norwegian explorer, the site has been carefully excavated revealing a forge, smelter, a lumberyard and tools and implements of daily life as well as the housing, dating from around AD1000. Now a world heritage site, as well as the site and several walking trails around the area, there is also an exhibition of some of the artefacts found.

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'At the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland, the remains of an 11th-century Viking settlement are evidence of the first European presence in North America. The excavated remains of wood-framed peat-turf buildings are simila… Read more...

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