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Archaeologists Identify Second Viking Village In Canadian Maritimes

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A lost Viking settlement known as "Hóp," which has been mentioned in sagas passed down over hundreds of years, is said to have supported wild grapes, abundant salmon and inhabitants who made canoes out of animal hides.


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Fiona O (562)
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 9:28 pm
Now, a prominent archaeologist says the settlement likely resides in northeastern New Brunswick.

If Hóp is found it would be the second Viking settlement to be discovered in North America. The other is at L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Newfoundland.

Over the decades, scholars have suggested possible locations where the remains of Hóp might be found, including Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick (on the east coast of Canada), Nova Scotia, Maine, New England and New York. However, using the description of the settlement from sagas of Viking voyages, along with archaeological work carried out at L'Anse aux Meadows and at Native American sites along the east coast of North America, an archaeologist has narrowed down the likely location of Hóp to northeastern New Brunswick. The likeliest location there? The Miramichi-Chaleur bay area

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Animae C (507)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 3:23 am
Super interesting.

Thanx Fiona

Derry R (39)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 4:18 am
Noted, thank you.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday March 7, 2018, 11:39 am
Fascinating. Thanks Fiona

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Thursday March 8, 2018, 7:53 pm

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Friday March 9, 2018, 4:07 am
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