Old: Vikings

Old: Vikings

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.

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5 Responses to Old: Vikings

  1. storki says:

    Love the green and brown shades of this shot. Is Norstead near the original settlement? Looks like a great place to visit.

  2. bfcphotos says:

    Not far away…There is also a re-creation of the original buildings at the site. After they finished excavating, they buried the original foundations to preserve them.

  3. danudin says:

    You say Old Vikings The way Piracy is going these days expect new ones – Now that’s a worry.

  4. John & Lois says:

    Looks like a fun place to explore.

  5. Tammy says:

    This one is a framer…love the leading line and colors!

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