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American Archaeology Uncovers the Vikings

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Birgitta Wallace believes that Leif Eriksson established the first settlement at L’ Anse aux Meadows, thus making his personal claim to the land. All those who followed were relatives to whom Eriksson gave permission to use the buildings. In return, they promised him a share of the cargoes they brought back. The archaeologists found no cemetery, only very small piles of garbage, and few broken artifacts. All of this indicates a short-term occupation of only a few years. The Vikings who came here were part of a wide-ranging movement to explore and to collect resources from all over the world.

The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300–1850. New York: Basic Books, 2002. Fagan’s well-known book has a lengthy introduction about the Medieval Warming Period and how it affected historical events around the year 1000. Fitzhugh, William W. and Elisabeth I. Ward. The North Atlantic Saga. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. The most useful and most recent source used. Includes two extensive articles by archaeologist Birgitta Wallace, discussions of the Vikings in general, archaeology in Iceland and Newfoundland, and translations of the Vinland sagas.

Who “Discovered” America? 31 Four The x u a e s L’ A n o w s Mea d Site The Ingstads worked at L’ Anse aux Meadows between 1961 and 1968. From 1973 to 1976, archaeologists from the national Canadian park service, Parks Canada, excavated more. They concentrated their work in the peat bog area downhill from the buildings that the Ingstads had found. Archaeologists were photographed excavating the L’ Anse aux Meadows site in 1964 The L’ Anse aux Meadows Site 33 The site, still called L’ Anse aux Meadows, is located on a dry, windswept terrace of raised land.

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