Archaeological Evidence Points To New Brunswick As Most Likely Site Of Lost Viking Settlement

Rosie McCall 07 Mar 2018, 15:37
A 1919 depiction of the Vikings first landing in the Americas. The travelers would have arrived from Greenland, a Norse settlement founded by Erik the Red in the 10th century after he was exiled from Iceland for murder. Marshall, H. E. (Henrietta Elizabeth)/Wikimedia Commons

So, what’s next? Unfortunately, it might not be all that easy to find the actual site at New Brunswick to confirm Wallace's theory. This is because the camp would have been temporary – probably only used for a few months over summer. Tools and bodies for burial likely would have been returned to Greenland, while materials like wood and food are quick to biodegrade and probably lost to archaeology forever.

[H/T: Live Science]

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