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US News Ancient Viking Settlement Hóp, Known in Sagas But Lost for Centuries, Found in Canada

10:16  07 march  2018
10:16  07 march  2018 Source:   europe.newsweek.com

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The Sagas : Archaeology involves much more than just digging holes to find neat stuff to put into museums. With regard to their settlement at Hop , the Sagas say One thought on “ Ancient America: The Vikings ”. Bill in MD on November 27, 2011 at 2:05 AM said

Later archeological evidence of Norse settlement in North America was found in L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada . Straumfjörður was the name of the northern settlement and Hóp was the name for the southern settlement . Until the 19th century , the idea of Viking settlement in North

a girl riding a wave on a surfboard in the water: A woman wears a Viking hat as she swims in Lake Geneva during the 79th 'Coupe de Noel' (Christmas cup) swimming race, on December 17, 2017.  © Provided by IBT Media (UK) A woman wears a Viking hat as she swims in Lake Geneva during the 79th 'Coupe de Noel' (Christmas cup) swimming race, on December 17, 2017.  Scientists believe they may have finally found the location of the legendary Viking settlement "Hóp" in what is now New Brunswick.

Birgitta Wallace, a senior archaeologist emerita with Parks Canada who has spent a large portion of her career investigating Vikings in North America, recently revealed evidence to back her claim that she and her team are closer than ever to finding the lost settlement.

According to oral history and legends, Vikings settled in Hóp over a 1,000 years ago, which would have put them in North America nearly half a millennia before Christopher Columbus. Now, new archaeological tools are bringing the legend to life.

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"Rediscovering Vinland, Evidence of Ancient Viking Presence in America". A Collection of Vinland Artifacts over the Centuries . Lost and no translation seems apparent. This area also is known as a dwelling site of famed The descriptions of Hop permit us to see development of a settlement

A lost Viking settlement known as " Hóp ," which has been mentioned in sagas passed down over hundreds of years, is said to have supported wild grapes, abundant salmon and inhabitants who made canoes out of animal hides.

Though the legend of Hóp is pretty old, three key elements of the story have persisted throughout the centuries: the settlement was abundant in grapes, had a large salmon supply and that the inhabitants made canoes out of animal skin hides. According to Wallace, the only reasonable location to fit this description is the Miramichi-Chaleur bay area in northeastern New Brunswick.

The only known Viking site in North America is located at L'anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. It was declared a World Heritage site. The only known Viking site in North America is located at L'anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. It was declared a World Heritage site. This area is home to wild grapes, was abundant in salmon before commercial fishing came and was home to the native Mi'kmaq people who made canoes from animal hide. In addition, artifacts found at another confirmed nearby Viking settlement contain wood that is native to New Brunswick. Taken together, Wallace said these clues suggest that the Miramichi-Chaleur bay area in northeastern New Brunswick is the location of the ancient Viking settlement.

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Where Did Leif Eriksson Find Grapes in Canada ? Share. Vinland is what the medieval Norse Sagas called the decade-long Viking settlement in North America, the first European attempt at establishing a trading base in North But, Hóp ? There are no grapes at L'anse aux Meadows. Search for Vinland.

For centuries , the Vikings voyaged far and wide. They were fearsome raiders, but they were also successful traders, crisscrossing the known But since then, no other Viking sites have been found in North America, even though the Sagas tell of more Norse voyages and settlements in this new land.

While these clues strongly suggest that the Miramichi-Chaleur bay area is the location of this ancient pre-Columbian Viking settlement, it may be difficult to ever prove. The settlement was temporary, which means the Vikings took all their tools and goods—and even the bodies of their dead—with them when they left, Live Science reported. 

Even without concrete evidence, the research still gives a glimpse into the ancient Viking culture in America. Wallace explained that further excavation in the area may continue to reveal more evidence of the once lost settlement.

Related: Mass burial site in UK likely held Viking army - Provided by SWNS

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