Faculty Emeriti Lecture Series


The presentation will review existing evidence for the move of Norwegian Vikings across the North Atlantic including the Leif Ericson exploration of the Canadian Coast and the establishment of the settlement of L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. The discussion will look at the findings of archaeologist Anne Stine Ingstad and more recent research by Sarah Parcak at Point Rosee. The nature of the settlement, explorations from it, and possible causes of its abandonment will be considered. Snow/Ice date will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017.