L'Anse aux Meadows

At the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland are the remains of the buildings that are thousand years old. L'Anse aux Meadows is officially recognized by archaeologists as the Viking settlement dating from around 1000 A.D. Nearby, the Canadian National Park built a replica of the village with people dressed as authentic Vikings.

Viking Turf Viking Village

A quote from one of the information board in L'Anse aux Meadows that helps to understand the importance of this place, "One hundred thousand years ago some of our ancestors left the cradle of humanity in Africa and slowly migrated east and west. When the Norse met Aboriginal North Americans in Vinland one thousand years ago, it represented the completion of human migration on Earth. Humankind had encircled the globe."

Weaving Loom Viking House Interior Turf House