In the 1960's a Norwegian historian came to Newfoundland, looking
for evidence of Viking settlements in North America. He met a
Newfoundlander, who knew of evidence of rectangular mounds in a
field near the town of L'anse Aux Meadows. During excavation
work, a firepit was found, which resembled those used by the Vikings
in Norway. This was the start of a very historic find.
This historic find lead to the discovery of the foundations of eight
buildings and numerous artifacts. The finding of those
artifacts has continued and has meant a rewriting of the history
books which had indicated that Christopher Columbus was the first
European to visit North America.
At present, L'anse Aux Meadows has been designated a National
Historic site of Canada. Find out more by visiting the
L'anse Aux Meadows is approximately two hours from Torrent River