Thursday, May 28, 2009

Norse in Northern Canada

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From: Lodin Myklebust
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Subject: [Norsefolk_2] Second Canadian Viking Village?

Vikings in Nunavut?
Find may indicate medieval Norse presence on Baffin Island.
By Randy Boswell, Canwest News Service

One of Canada's top Arctic archeologists says the remnants of a stone-and-sod wall unearthed on southern Baffin Island may be traces of a shelter built more than 700 years ago by Norse seafarers - a stunning find that would be just the second location in the New World with evidence of a Viking-built structure.
Link to the full story in the Montreal Gazette

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