Early viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows
|A viking house made of peat sods|
Evidence shows the Vikings, maybe the son of Eric the Red, in 1000 AD approx. settled here for ten years or so gathering timber to take back to Greenland where they were settling. There is evidence of smelting and forging bog iron.
A reconstruction illustrated their life, again with knowlegable costumed guides and warming log fires.
It was very wet, windy and cold in the Peat bogs.