Possible Viking settlement found using 'space archaeology'

Possible Viking Settlement Found Using 'Space Archaeology'
Possible Viking Settlement Found Using 'Space Archaeology'

Archaeologists think they have discovered the second-known Viking settlement in North America.

Using satellite images, scientists identified changes in the landscape that suggested there might be something beneath the surface.

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The only other known Viking settlement in North America is in Newfoundland, Canada. This one is 300 miles further inland at Point Rosee.

Archaeologists discovered a fire-cracked stone and pieces of cooked iron at the new site, though they still need to do further research to confirm this is a Viking settlement.

Still, the find is promising. There's only one other known iron processing site in North America that existed before Europeans arrived on the continent - the one from the first Viking site discovered.

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