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If confirmed, it would be only the second Viking settlement in Canada, the other being L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland

Why this retired archeologist is convinced New Brunswick is home to a lost Viking settlement


By -- National Post—— Bio and Archives--March 16, 2018

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In the Saga of Erik the Red, a 13th century Icelandic story, intrepid explorer Thorfinn Karlsefn travels to a land called Hóp. There he finds grapes, plentiful supplies of salmon, barrier sandbars and natives who use animal-hide canoes.

The Viking colony of Hop has long been lost to history, but Birgitta Wallace, a retired Parks Canada archaeologist, is convinced it was located in modern day New Brunswick.—More…

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