- From: "IEJ(Norah)" <1732johansson@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2011 20:22:13 -0700 (PDT)
Nunavut is only one of serveral places in NA where excavations
presented evidence of Norse/Vikings in areas outside Newfoundland. If
I understand it correctly there have been excavations in three sites
in Nunavut and in one of them there within short time this summer is
undergoing excavations of one of them.
The information is now so official that you can read about it on net:
"<em>The materials were collected over five seasons of excavation at
Cape Banfield. Scholars have determined these are evidence of European
traders and possibly settlers on Baffin Island not later than 1000 CE.
They seem to indicate prolonged contact, possibly up to 1450 CE.</em>"
"Helluland Archaeology Project: Archaeological Survey and Excavations
From July 5 to August 9, 2011, the applicant plans to conductarchaeological excavations
in the Tanfield valley and archaeological survey work in the vicinity
of Pritzler Harbour.
The Tanfield valley is located on Cape Tanfield, approximately 30
of Kimmirut, and was identified during previous investigations in the
1960s as an area of
Dorset/Tuniit settlement. Material has now been identified from three
sites in the valley
that suggests an early European presence in the area, most likely
relating to the Norse
occupation in Greenland."
The same is at present if not published at least known to be shown
from findings during excavations elsewhere in NA.
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