LAnse Aux Meadows historic sites in Canada

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LAnse Aux Meadows is the first and only known site established by Vikings in North America and the earliest evidence of European settlement in the New World. So, this is a unique milestone in the history of human migration and discovery.LAnse Aux Meadows in Norse Greenland and Iceland found. Archaeological sites at the end of the island of Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland which contains explore the rest of the rest of the 11th century Viking settlement of timber-framed buildings consisting of grass that are identical to those found in Norse Greenland and Iceland in the same period. This site is so unique evidence of the earliest known European presence in America. LAnse Aux Meadows is recognized in 1960, excavated 1961-1968 and then 1973-1976, and is protected by Parks Canada since 1977, Epaves Bay archaeological site, located near LAnse Aux Meadows, on the northern tip of Newfoundland is very important in the history of settlement Rwarica . Early signs of human activity back about 5,000 years ago and among the prehistoric and protohistoric populations that succeeded one another is well-defined branch Eskirms (Dorset Eskimo), which has been shown to have existed from about 400 to 700. A temporary settlement for fishermen, the site is located on the shoreline protected by a peat bog, would appear to be abandoned about a century. During the 9th century, was reformed by the ancient natives are similar to those in the historic.

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Until about 1500, this population to maintain a quasi-permanent settlements, many of the songs that have been found in the bay and surrounding areas. this work, whether seasonal or continuous, not only in the area. Settlement of outstanding significance LAnse Aux Meadows Viking appears instead as consisting of several houses, forges and four workshops. Excavation provides detailed information on residential lifestyles, equipment and occupants. Big house (the most widely measured every 24 m by 4.5 m and 19 m 14 m) characterized by the building techniques used, which is similar to that used in Norway during the same period: the structure is covered with peat swamp grass is taken, the type of roof particularly pointed; partition on the ground floor of a thick peat, fireplace room layout, and openings. Objects found include a number that falls clearly in the category of Viking artifacts like stone oil lamp, a balance, the case of birch bark for the stone ballast. LAnse Aux Meadows excavations carried out at sites that are vulnerable and is followed by extensive laboratory research. It’s possible, thanks to the Paleo-ecology studies utilizing fossil seeds and pollen, to reconstruct the long-term view and the surroundings of human settlements. Although the impressive appearance of the remains of archaeological, LAnse Aux Meadows is a tremendous wealth of human heritage. This is a valuable and, until now, a unique milestone in the history of human migration and discovery of the universe, it is the oldest European settlement in America.

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