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History Second Norse site excavated in Canada - Point Rosee

Discussion in 'Social Sciences & Humanities' started by Indian Summer, Apr 1, 2016.

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  1. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    More: An ancient site spotted from space could rewrite the history of Vikings in North America (1. April 2016)

    This is no April Fool's joke (I think)!
     
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  2. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    I see this story on multiple other news sites as well. Looks like the story broke on Thursday, i.e. the day before April 1st, just in case anyone thought it was a joke!
     
  3. It's been accepted for years that Viking settlers/fisherman were on the North American East Coast - Vinland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia There was also a sizeable community on Greenland thanks to an unusually warm period of weather.
     
  4. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    Yes, the Greenland settlement is well known and documented, but as for continental North America it's not clear how many they were, how far they went, how permanent their presence was etc.
     
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