Monday, September 20, 2021


Continuing on with where we left off yesterday, the Norse presence in North America, however temporary, shows itself in archaeological sites of Inuit places, where Norse materials were found among Inuit materials. Some are displayed here.

Archaeological evidence left behind at L'Anse aux Meadows, a national historic site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, include wood chips and metal fragments. 

While the Norse would depart from these lands, centuries later others would come seeking out new routes to the Orient. Others would be seeking fishing opportunities and would find them in the New World.

Two very different first impressions are copied in text: what Europeans looked like to the Indigenous peoples, and what the Indigenous looked like to the Europeans.

To close out today, this is a model of the San Juan, a galleon that sank in Red Bay in the 1500s.


  1. Beautiful model of the San Juan. Have a great week.

  2. All those things come together to tell us a story of history - fascinating.

  3. Buenas muestras hay en el Museo, que demuestran bien su presencia en esas tierras.

  4. @John: that it was.

    @Nancy: I think it is too.

    @Amy: very much so.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Ventana: thank you.

  5. ...we all leave behind the signs of our visits.

  6. I wonder how many of us have some Viking in our DNA from back then!

  7. How interesting to have found evidence of the Norse among the Inuit relics! The Vikings were amazing travelers.

  8. My favorite is the model ship, it is well done.

  9. I agree with Bill's comment. I do like that model ship.

  10. always fascinated by Viking ships ~

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. I really enjoyed our visit to L’anse aux Meadows.

  12. @Gemel: thanks.

    @Tom: that we do.

    @Jeanie: I would imagine a great many.

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Sharon: I agree.

    @Pat: they were.

    @Bill: it is.

    @Michelle: me too.

    @Marleen: very much so.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Marie: I'd love to see it someday.

  13. Some nice finds and a great model of that ship.

  14. So interesting thanks for sharing this with us. So many adventures explained in detail, all enjoyable.

  15. The Norse artifacts are fascinating:)