In about 1000 AD (or CE), Norse people coursing across the northern Atlantic stumbled a land they had not encountered before. It was rich in trees–a resource their homelands lacked. They set up an overwintering camp where they stayed while they stockpiled lumber and furs to bring back home. They built homes after the style of their homes back in Scandinavia. There is good evidence that women were with them in tier settlement on the northern tip of Newfoundland, a place called L’Anse aux Meadows. This is Norstead, a re-creation of a typical Norse trading village–more like the villages back in Scandinavia than the temporary homes they built in that remote part of North America.