L'Anse aux Meadows

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L'Anse aux Meadows
L'Anse aux Meadows, recreated long house.jpg
A Norse sod longhouse recreation at L'Anse aux Meadows
Coordinates 51°35′42.96″N 55°31′52.4″W / 51.5952667°N 55.531222°W / 51.5952667; -55.531222
Official name: L'Anse aux Meadows
National Historic Site
Type Cultural
Criterie vi
Designatit 1978 (2nt session)
Reference No. 4
Kintra Canadae
Region Europe an North Americae
Official name: L'Anse aux Meadows Naitional Historic Steid o Canadae
Designatit 28 November 1968
L'Anse aux Meadows is located in Newfoundland
L'Anse aux Meadows
Location of L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland

L'Anse aux Meadows (/ˈlænsi ˈmɛdz/;[1] frae the French L'Anse-aux-Méduses or "Jellyfish Cove") is an airchaeological steid on the northrenmaist tip o Newfoundland in the Canadian province o Newfoundland an Labrador. Discovered in 1960, it is the maist famous steid o a Norse or Viking settlement in North Americae ootside o Greenland.

Datin tae aroond the year 1000, L'Anse aux Meadows is the anly steid widely acceptit as evidence o pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact. It is notable for its possible connection wi the attemptit colony o Vinland established bi Leif Ericson aroond the same time period or, mair broadly, wi Norse exploration o the Americas. It wis named a World Heritage steid bi UNESCO in 1978.

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