Time: 12:00 pm til 1:00 pm
Location: UNF Archaeology Lab
Description: Full Circle - First Contact: Vikings and Skraelings in Newfoundland and Labrador
The arrival of the Norse at L'Anse aux Meadows in northern Newfoundland around 1000 A. D. is likely the earliest European settlement in North America. L'Anse aux Meadows is the first recorded site where during the Viking Age people who turned left out of Africa met up with people who turned right. The speaker will review the "Full Circle" process of global settlement and present the archaeology of the different people referred to as the Skraelings in the Norse Sagas--the aboriginal residents at L'Anse aux Meadows. A UNESCO world heritage site, L'Anse aux Meadows residents continue their local way of life. The speaker will conclude the lecture with a discussion of additional sites which appear to belong to the Viking Age.
Presented by Kevin McAleese, past Curator of Archaeology and Ethnology, Provincial Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador
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