L'Anse aux Meadows.......This is where the Vikings
landed 1000 years ago
the roofs were also of sod.The roof frame was covered with a network of branches sealed with birch barkTHE ROOFTHE ROOF FRAME WAS COVERED WITH A NETWORK( Donal & Don)
The Vikings used wool for making clothes
L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
Located at the top of the Great Northern
The walls were built of sod
laid side by side
Dr. Ann Stine Ingstad Was a Norwegian archaeologist who along with her husband discovered the remains of a Viking settlement at L'Anse Meadows.in 1960.
boats were built with planks overlaped
and riveted together to form a hull.
The reconstruction of three Norse buildings are the focal point of this archaelogical site,the earliestknown European settlement in the new world.Thr remaions at the site were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978
A reconstructed sod house
The first step taken by the Viking was to remove the sod for the area that was to become the floor.
A costumed Interoreter. Viking men wore long wooden shirts.