Vinland

Vinland was the name given to an area of North America by the Norsemen, about the year 1000 CE. Archaeology has given support to the long-held theory that old Norse sagas show Vikings reached North America approximately five centuries prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus. In 1960 archaeological evidence of the only known Norse settlement in North America (outside of Greenland) was found at L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland, in what is now the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This proved conclusively the Vikings' pre-Columbian discovery of North America. Recent archaeological studies suggest that this site is not the Vinland of the Norse accounts in its entirety but was the entrance to a larger region called Vinland by the Norse.

Read more about VinlandEtymology, The Sagas, Medieval Geographers, Later Norse Voyages, Modern Geographers and The Location of Vinland, Other Norse Finds in America

Other articles related to "vinland":

Thorstein Eiriksson
... the brother of Leif and Thorstein, set sail in Eric's footsteps to further explore Vinland, an area of North America ... Thorvald received a fatal wound and was buried in Vinland ... Thorsteinn subsequently set sail for Vinland to retrieve his brother's body, along with his wife Guthrith (Gudrida) ...
Viking Expansion - Northern Atlantic - North America
... The Greenlanders called the new-found territory Vinland ... It is unclear whether Vinland referred to in the traditionally thinking as Vínland (wine-land) or more recently as Vinland (meadow- or pasture-land) ...
The Wheels Of If - Plot Summary
... himself a bishop in the alternate New York of New Belfast, in Vinland, a North America colonized by descendants of the Vikings and now divided between Norse-derived and native polities ... Bishop Ib Scoglund, whose campaign to extend civil rights to Vinland's native inhabitants, the Skrellings, has aroused opposition ... he would be likely to achieve in his original life, and elects to remain in Vinland ...
Straumsfjorden - Vinland
... Straumfjörð, Straumsfjord or Straumfjord, a fjord in Vinland according to the Saga of Erik the Red ...