L'Anse Aux Meadows

L'Anse aux Meadows ( /ˈlænsi ˈmɛdoʊz/; from the French L'Anse-aux-Méduses or "Jellyfish Cove") is an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Discovered in 1960, it is the most famous site of a Norse or Viking village in Canada, and in North America outside of Greenland. Other sites include the Nanook settlement at Tanfield Valley on Baffin Island as well as Nunguvik, Willows Island and the Avayalik Islands.

Dating to around the year 1000, L'Anse aux Meadows remains the only widely accepted instance of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact and is notable for its possible connection with the attempted colony of Vinland established by Leif Ericson around the same time period or, more broadly, with Norse exploration of the Americas.

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