Sites & cities that bear the name of L'Anse aux Meadows

L'Anse aux Meadows

Today in : Canada
First trace of activity : ca. 30th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 13th century C.E
Recorded names : L'Anse à la Médée, Anse aux Méduses

Description : L'Anse aux Meadows (/ˈlænsi ˈmɛdoʊz/) is an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of the Great Northern Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Archaeological evidence of a Norse presence was discovered at L'Anse aux Meadows in the 1960s. It is the only confirmed Norse site in or near North America outside of the settlements found in Greenland. Dating to c. 1000, L'Anse aux Meadows is widely accepted as evidence of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact. It is notable for its possible connection with Leif Erikson, and with the Norse exploration of North America. It was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978.

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