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CA: Nordic Spirit Symposium
February 9, 2018 - February 10, 2018
The Icelandic Sagas tell of Norse voyages to Vinland around 1000 A.D. A site at the northern tip of Newfoundland was confirmed as a Norse site occupied around 1000 A.D. by archaeological work conducted by Anne Stine and Helge Ingstad in the 1960s. After working with the Ingstads, Birgitta Wallace continued their research. This symposium will discuss this site in Newfoundland as well as discuss the location of Vinland. Included in the discussions will be the Norse in Greenland — the launching point for the voyages to Vinland, discussions of the prehistory/history of eastern Canada from 7000 B.C., and of the natives the Norse likely encountered.