L'ANSE aux MEADOWS
Norstead Viking Site Newfoundland - the huts and buildings at the Norstead Viking Site on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, Canada have been recreated for tourists to view. The Norstead Viking Site will take you back to the time when this was a Viking Port of Trade and the type of life that they lived in the Newfoundland region.
Re-created Viking settlement in L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The 'sod house' style of construction found here is also associated with other Viking settlements found in Greenland, giving evidence to Leif Ericson having landed in North America approximately 500 years before the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Facebook.com/LAnseAuxMeadows ♥ Pinterest.com/Vacationing
L'Anse aux Meadows... discovered on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland in 1960. It is an archaeological site that shows the only known site of a Norse or Viking village in Canada, and in North America outside of Greenland. Dating to around the year 1000, it remains the only widely accepted instance of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact and is notable for its possible connection with the attempted colony of Vinland established by Leif Ericson around the same time period.
History Of Vikings Living Museum Norstead. Just two kilometres down the road from L'Anse aux Meadows is Norstead, a recreated Viking port of trade. Here you can challenge yourself in a traditional Norse game. Learn to throw an axe, spin yarn, or take a pottery lesson. Take a close look at the Viking Knarr Snorri replica, a boat that was sailed here from Greenland.
Vinland Map...In 1960, a Norse settlement was found at L’Anse aux Meadows, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland, in what is now the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The discovery provided evidence that the Vikings had entered sections of North America 500 years before Christopher Columbus. Leif Ericson established a Norse settlement on North America named Vinland around the year 1000. It might be the first map to show North America.
L'Anse aux Meadows was founded nearly 1000 years ago and was the only Norse settlement in the New World. Tests show that a recently discovered jasper fire starter at the site is made from jasper that comes from the area of Notre Dame Bay. The closest chemical match is with deposits from modern day Fortune Harbor, although the jasper could have come from other sites on the bay coast.
Newfoundland and Labrador /njuːfaʊnˈlænd ənd ˈlæbrədɔr/, local pronunciation is the easternmost province of Canada. Situated in the country's Atlantic region, it incorporates the island of Newfoundland and mainland Labrador with a combined area of 405,212 square kilometres Approximately 94 percent of the province's population resides on the Island of Newfoundland , of which over half live on the Avalon Peninsula. The island of Newfoundland has its own dialects of English, French, and Irish.