Possible 3rd Norse site near Point Rosee N.L. piques archeologist’s interest – CBC

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Possible 3rd Norse site near Point Rosee N.L. piques archeologist’s interest – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 2016236 Views

Codroy Valley man shares news of site after archeological find at Point Rosee

Apr 11, 2016

A man from the Codroy Valley is coming forward with what he says is evidence of a third Norse site in Newfoundland, in the wake of the buzz about an archeological find suggesting Viking activity on the island’s southwest coast.

A team of researchers made international headlines in early April when they revealed the presence of a hearth, along with bog iron at Point Rosee, signs that point to a Norse settlement, although that find is far from definitive.

Wayne MacIsaac of St. Andrew’s welcomed that news, as it backs up his own research in the area, as well as a story his grandfather told him, about a massive storm years ago that changed the shape of the sandbar at the mouth of the Little Codroy River.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/possible-third-newfoundland-norse-site-near-point-rosee-1.3523047

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