Burst of New Geochemical Evidence for Viking Travels Exactly 1,000 Years Ago

October 7, 2021

Novel geochemical dating techniques show that Norse people were in L’Anse aux Meadows exactly 1,000 years ago.

Since the 1960s, archaeologists have been gathering physical evidence that Norse people landed and settled for at least a few years in far northern Newfoundland, Canada, long before Columbus sailed to the Americas. At L’Anse aux Meadows, the Vikings constructed housing and workshops of timber and sod, and left behind food, tools, and bits of building material that scientists have been analyzing. But exactly when were they there? The latest answer comes from the Sun and its electromagnetic relationship to Earth.

Using clues from literature and history—such as tales of Vinland from Norse sagas—and from radiocarbon dating of wood and bone fragments,…

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