Researchers May Have Found North America’s Second Viking Site

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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.

via Researchers May Have Found North America’s Second Viking Site | Mental Floss

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 this:

 

And some more about the Vikings from the BBC

 

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6 Responses to Researchers May Have Found North America’s Second Viking Site

  1. the unit says:

    Besides the ironworks found. Just ask Obama what artifacts need to be uncovered there. “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story,” Obama said in a June 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt. “Islam has always been part of America,” he said in a 2010 statement marking the start of Ramadan.
    There must be a crescent moon and star or black ISIS flag buried there someplace. 🙂

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  2. the unit says:

    As per usual, your article led to some interesting reading on the subject matter.
    OT though, also Leif Erickson died in my stomping grounds in 1986. He retired here and married the daughter of the Lincoln dealer. He did a number of local TV ads for the company.

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    • NEO says:

      Well us Scandis tend to be entrepreneurial, you know 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        Yeah. I just checked and remember the what I thought I knew. Actually they were married long before he retired here. I guess that’s why he retired here. 41 years. Exemplary merit for Hollywood types. And maybe Scandis as well, and English like me too. 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          I didn’t mean to be presumptuous, should have said some other Scandis, but English still holds up like me, four marriages. I do say this last one ’81 to ’16 about as solid as Obama’s Iran Deal. No really neither of us cheats or, with hip replacement (wife) and mid stage renal failure (me) are going anywhere. We paid our nickels together and taking our ride in bumper cars. lol

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        • NEO says:

          LOL, Indeed! 🙂

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