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Vikings on Baffin Island

Vikings on Baffin Island

Postby averagejoe » Jan 7th, 2018, 2:45 pm

Were Vikings on Baffin Island? Great article from National Geographic News!

Evidence of Viking Outpost Found in Canada

Sharpeners may be smoking guns in quest for New World's second Viking site.

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Archaeologist Patricia Sutherland (orange jacket) excavates a potential Viking site on Baffin Island.

For the past 50 years—since the discovery of a thousand-year-old Viking way station in Newfoundland—archaeologists and amateur historians have combed North America's east coast searching for traces of Viking visitors.

It has been a long, fruitless quest, littered with bizarre claims and embarrassing failures. But at a conference in Canada earlier this month, archaeologist Patricia Sutherland announced new evidence that points strongly to the discovery of the second Viking outpost ever discovered in the Americas.

While digging in the ruins of a centuries-old building on Baffin Island (map), far above the Arctic Circle, a team led by Sutherland, adjunct professor of archaeology at Memorial University in Newfoundland and a research fellow at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, found some very intriguing whetstones. Wear grooves in the blade-sharpening tools bear traces of copper alloys such as bronze—materials known to have been made by Viking metalsmiths but unknown among the Arctic's native inhabitants.

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Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island....
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Norse legends on Baffin Island

Mount Thor
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Mount Odin
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Mount Asgard
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Re: Vikings on Baffin Island

Postby Queen K » Jan 7th, 2018, 5:00 pm

Fascinating stuff, thanks for finding this Averagejoe! :130:
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Re: Vikings on Baffin Island

Postby Catsumi » Jan 7th, 2018, 6:14 pm

Nice post, AvgJoe. T'was my ancestors out there, roaming and boating, sharpening their shivs! :biggrin:
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Postby Queen K » Jan 7th, 2018, 6:51 pm

Catsumi, Baffin Island should be our next vaca destination, to look up relatives... :130:
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Re: Vikings on Baffin Island

Postby Snman » Jan 7th, 2018, 7:30 pm

I bet Viking chix were hot!

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Re: Vikings on Baffin Island

Postby Queen K » Jan 7th, 2018, 7:37 pm

j watson, you watch The Vikings on the History Channel yet?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings_(TV_series)
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Postby averagejoe » Jan 7th, 2018, 7:42 pm

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Re: Vikings on Baffin Island

Postby Snman » Jan 7th, 2018, 7:47 pm

Queen K, I have not seen it I'm afraid but I do dare to dream. I did google pics of those Viking chix though and it would appear I was right. Are you a Viking descendent?

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Re: Vikings on Baffin Island

Postby Queen K » Jan 7th, 2018, 7:58 pm

Unlike Catsumi who is sure, I only "may be" given their invasions into Russia and the British Isles alike. I am part Scottish and part Russian, so when I went to Iceland and felt the connection, I'd like to think I could be part Viking. :130:
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Re: Vikings on Baffin Island

Postby averagejoe » Jan 7th, 2018, 8:10 pm

Map location of Mounts Thor, Odin and Asgard...on Baffin Island

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Re: Vikings on Baffin Island

Postby averagejoe » Jan 7th, 2018, 8:14 pm

LOL I wonder if Mount Asgard is home to the Viking Gods? :D

Asgard was the home of the Norse gods...

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Re: Vikings on Baffin Island

Postby Catsumi » Jan 7th, 2018, 8:15 pm

j watson wrote:I bet Viking chix were hot!




Still are ! :biggrin:
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Re: Vikings on Baffin Island

Postby Carrs Landing Viking » Jan 7th, 2018, 9:26 pm

I am 100% Viking. My family tree goes back to the Viking kings, and then to several Danish Kings.

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Re: Vikings on Baffin Island

Postby Farmmaa » Jan 8th, 2018, 1:49 am

j watson wrote:Queen K, I have not seen it I'm afraid but I do dare to dream. I did google pics of those Viking chix though and it would appear I was right. Are you a Viking descendent?


Best show ever.
Seriously.

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Re: Vikings on Baffin Island

Postby Queen K » Jan 8th, 2018, 6:20 am

We got hooked watching it on Globaltv and then it was moved to the History Channel, in a pathetic attempt to lure me into subscribing to cable.

Nope, I'll just buy the DVDs, extended version boxed set, with explanations and extra footage when it all comes out. Thanks.

But yes, awesome. It's hard to judge which is more so, Game of Thrones (more nudity hands down) or The Vikings.
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