Researchers May Have Found North America’s Second Viking Site
April 6, 2016 6 Comments
We’ve likely all heard of L’Anse aux Meadows, Leif Erikson’s settlement on the tip of Newfoundland, back in about AD 1000, but have you heard of Point Rosee? It’s another apparently Viking settlement about south of L’Anse aux Meadows. This one also, like L’Anse aux Meadows, shows remains of iron working.
Here’s more from Mental Floss:
The potential outpost is in Point Rosee, a remote spot 300 miles south of L’Anse aux Meadows. The area was identified as a potential Viking hotspot by “space archaeologist” Sarah Parcak.
Parcak uses satellite images taken by cameras 400 miles above Earth to find ancient cities, temples and tombs in Egypt. Last November, Parcak was awarded a $1 million TED Prize, which she is using to develop a platform called Global Xplorer. The citizen science initiative teaches individuals to scan satellite images for undiscovered—and potentially important—archaeological finds.
There’s apparently more at National Geographic, but since they consider it more important that I see their ads than their article, well, I guess I agree, and will pass on both.
But there is/was a two-hour television special on PBS the other night, which you might find, and I think it was also on the BBC (2 if I remember), and for the ladies, one of the hosts was Dan Snow. 🙂
And some more about the Vikings from the BBC