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    The Helluland Archaeology Project

    Helluland is the name given to one of the three lands seen by Bjarni Herjólfsson, encountered by Leif Ericson and further explored by Þorfinnr "Karlsefni" Þórðarson around AD 1000 on the North Atlantic coast of North America. Most scholars agree that Helluland probably represents modern day Baffin Island in Canada.

    The Wikipedia entry is here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helluland

    The Helluland Archaeology Project website is here (and updates from time to time with new archaeological finds):

    http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhi...str0101e.shtml
    You can download a pdf file of Patricia Sutherland’s paper “The Question of Contact Between Dorset Paleo-Eskimos and Early Europeans in the Eastern Arctic” here:


    http://www.scienceblogs.com/aardvarc...erland2009.pdf

    (expanded by [painshill] and broken link restored)
    Last edited by painshill; 01-31-2016, 01:25 PM.
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