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Second site?

Memorial archaeologist weighs in on Newfoundland Viking discovery

Research

By Mandy Cook

The news of the discovery of a potential second Norse settlement in the Americas has the international archaeological community abuzz, to say the least.

Identified by satellite technology, the site is on the southwest coast of Newfoundland, about 300 miles south of L’Anse aux Meadows, the first and only confirmed Viking settlement in North America 56 years ago.

While Dr. Shannon Lewis-Simpson, adjunct professor, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, says it is “early days” yet, the site is very promising as to what it will reveal.


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