Sunday, September 19, 2021

Vikings

Picking up where we left off yesterday, here are some of the replica tools found with the body of Nuvumiutaq.


Change would come, however. The first confirmed contact with outsiders in the New World would be a thousand years ago, and the Norse. Archaeology has confirmed that the site at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland was a Viking settlement, and there are hints of their presence elsewhere along the Atlantic and into the Canadian North. The Museum begins to examine this period in depth here.


 
Small figures in a display case from the period by Inuit carvers strongly suggest Norse travelers. We'll pick up here again tomorrow.

34 comments:

  1. It's such an interesting history.

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  2. Fascinating reading. I would like to know so much more.

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  3. I know that the Romans were nearly everywhere, but I didn't know that the Vikins were in Canada !

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  4. Newfoundland is the only province I have never visited. If ever I get there a visit to l'Anse aux Meadows will be high on the list of things to do.

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  5. Never knew that, interesting! Why, again, didn´t we learn this at school?!

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  6. Interesting story. I'm going back about 1500 years on my blog at the moment.

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  7. Really interesting William, thank you for sharing. Love the arty last photo too.

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  8. I think archeology would be an interesting career. Too late now, but...

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  9. @Cloudia: thank you.

    @Linda: that it is.

    @Nancy: and always more questions

    @John: I know the feeling.

    @Italiafinlandia: they were.

    @Gattina: and likely points further south.

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  10. @David: I haven't been to that province either.

    @Iris: it's fascinating stuff.

    @Jan: into the mist of time?

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Gemel: you're welcome.

    @Jennifer: I should have gone into that field.

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  11. That was quite a journey in the reed boats they had.

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  12. ...the Vikings are a group that I know little about.

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  13. Interesting history, thanks William.

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  14. Viking history is always fascinating ~

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. @RedPat: it was.

    @Tom: I know some.

    @Maywyn: definitely.

    @Bill: you're welcome.

    @Carol: I agree.

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  16. Tienen mucha importancia, para conocer la vida y costumbres de la época.

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  17. Great to see the tools replicated!

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  18. Thank you for sharing this ! A lot of history was missed back in the day when I went to school.

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  19. I wonder if they've looked at Norse history for information on north American explorations?

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    1. The Norse Sagas are an important source in that regard.

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  20. I can't get my brain around our world being that old. And older.

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  21. I enjoy Viking history. They were quite the explorers. I bet we haven't discovered other places they visited.

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    1. There are probably sites along the eastern seaboard waiting to be found.

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