Research sheds new light on Viking travels in Newfoundland

Kevin Smith, chief curator at Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University in Rhode Island has found new information about the movement of the Vikings in Newfoundland and Labrador which suggests they may have moved further inland than previously thought, and may have even travelled to other parts of Atlantic Canada. Smith believes Norsemen may have had contact with the Aboriginal Peoples a thousand years ago. He presented his findings in April at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.