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View From Space Hints at a New Viking Site in North America
MSN.com ^ | 31 March 2016 | Ralph Blumenthal

Posted on 04/01/2016 9:28:40 AM PDT by zeestephen

A thousand years after the Vikings braved the icy seas from Greenland to the New World in search of timber and plunder, satellite technology has found intriguing evidence of a long-elusive prize in archaeology — a second Norse settlement in North America, further south than ever known.

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KEYWORDS: archaeology; canada; egypt; egyptologist; egyptology; godsgravesglyphs; lanseauxmeadows; newfoundland; orbitalarchaeology; pointrosie; remotesensing; sarahparcak; satellitearchaeology; spacearchaeology; thevikings; vikings
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1 posted on 04/01/2016 9:28:40 AM PDT by zeestephen
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“View From Space Hints at a New Viking Site in North America”


2 posted on 04/01/2016 9:31:56 AM PDT by zeestephen
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Now the axe! Now the sword! Splintered shields!


3 posted on 04/01/2016 9:32:47 AM PDT by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: zeestephen

Interesting. Thanks for posting.


4 posted on 04/01/2016 9:34:10 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Conservative 2016!! The Dole, H.W. Bush, McCain, Romney experiment has failed.)
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To: zeestephen

DVR set.

Thanks!


5 posted on 04/01/2016 9:35:14 AM PDT by Salamander (I Ride By Night..And I Travel In Fear, That In This Darkness, I Will Disappear....)
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To: zeestephen; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks zeestephen!

6 posted on 04/01/2016 9:36:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Here's to the day the forensics people scrape what's left of Putin off the ceiling of his limo.)
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7 posted on 04/01/2016 9:37:36 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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Viking kitties! Love ‘em but I want thee sun stone!


8 posted on 04/01/2016 9:40:19 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: zeestephen
Vikings in Space


9 posted on 04/01/2016 9:44:46 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: SunkenCiv
It's interesting to speculate about any contact - cooperative, assimilative, or violent - between Vikings and the indigenous Siberian-Americans.

Unless hugely outnumbered, I think the military edge was clearly with the Vikings.

10 posted on 04/01/2016 9:48:44 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
Another location in Newfoundland.

Glad that they weren't talking about Alexandria, Minnesota.

11 posted on 04/01/2016 9:53:01 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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Another location in Newfoundland.

Glad that they weren't talking about Alexandria, Minnesota.

12 posted on 04/01/2016 9:53:01 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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You can say that again!
13 posted on 04/01/2016 9:57:18 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: zeestephen

So the Vikings had 500 years on other Europeans. What happened to them?


14 posted on 04/01/2016 9:58:28 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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They were frozen out...


15 posted on 04/01/2016 10:01:31 AM PDT by null and void ("when authority began inspiring contempt, it had stopped being authority" ~ H. Beam Piper)
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The Little Ice Age that took place after the Medieval Warming Period?


16 posted on 04/01/2016 10:04:26 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican; null and void

17 posted on 04/01/2016 10:04:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Here's to the day the forensics people scrape what's left of Putin off the ceiling of his limo.)
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18 posted on 04/01/2016 10:10:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Here's to the day the forensics people scrape what's left of Putin off the ceiling of his limo.)
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To: zeestephen
I doubt there was much of an edge for the Vikings -- bow and arrows, and spears, differed little from 'skraelings' to Vikings. The Vikings had metal weapons and perhaps armor, but I suspect that to economize, the amount of armor among colonizers was much lower than it was among the population back home. Also, they were likely greatly inferior in numbers, give or take nutjobs like the daughter of Eric the Red, who killed half the women on one expedition, doing it while they slept.

19 posted on 04/01/2016 10:14:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Here's to the day the forensics people scrape what's left of Putin off the ceiling of his limo.)
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Archeologists need to continue looking farther south. The Vikings weren’t stupid. When they saw the climate was milder and the land richer and more easily tilled the further south they went, they’d have to go for it.

Now, my personal theory (which I will not elaborate on here for fear of abuse from flat-earthers)is based on the fact that the Aztecs god, Quetzalcoatl, was a white, blond man who came from the East to their shores.

I mean, what more proof do you need? Huh? Huh?


20 posted on 04/01/2016 10:20:58 AM PDT by wildbill (If you check behind the shower curtain for a slasher, and find one.... what's your plan?)
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