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Pedantically, '''Vinland''' is somewhere the [[Viking]]s said that they'd landed, beyond [[Greenland]], where it was warm enough for vines to grow (hence the name -- unless we are talking 'Vin the Viking').
 
Pedantically, '''Vinland''' is somewhere the [[Viking]]s said that they'd landed, beyond [[Greenland]], where it was warm enough for vines to grow (hence the name -- unless we are talking 'Vin the Viking').
   
Generally nowadays reckoned to be a small area on the Atlantic coast of [[Canada]], where one archaeological team say they have found traces of Viking-age settlement, of a Viking pattern, as opposed to those of the [[Native American|Native Americans]].
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Generally nowadays reckoned to be a small area on the Atlantic coast of [[Newfoundland]], [[Canada]]. Archaeologists have found traces of a single [[Norse]] settlement, in a typical Viking pattern, as opposed to the settlement pattern of the [[Native American|Native Americans]]. There is evidence that the settlement was abandoned after conflict with the local natives, the [[Beothuk]].

Revision as of 22:33, 11 October 2005

Pedantically, Vinland is somewhere the Vikings said that they'd landed, beyond Greenland, where it was warm enough for vines to grow (hence the name -- unless we are talking 'Vin the Viking').

Generally nowadays reckoned to be a small area on the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Archaeologists have found traces of a single Norse settlement, in a typical Viking pattern, as opposed to the settlement pattern of the Native Americans. There is evidence that the settlement was abandoned after conflict with the local natives, the Beothuk.