New Study Provides Precise Date for Viking Presence in Newfoundland

A new study has tackled a burning question which has preoccupied generations of archaeologists: When did the Vikings first “discover” the Americas? Their analysis was based on a selection of wooden artifacts discovered in what the first European colonists called Terra Nova Read moreSection: NewsHistory & ArchaeologyRead Later 

New Study Provides Precise Date for Viking Presence in Newfoundland
Reconstructed Viking-Age building adjacent to the site of L’Anse aux Meadows. Source: Glenn Nagel Photography / Nature)

A new study has tackled a burning question which has preoccupied generations of archaeologists: When did the Vikings first “discover” the Americas? Their analysis was based on a selection of wooden artifacts discovered in what the first European colonists called Terra Nova