HAS A SECOND VIKING SETTLEMENT IN NORTH AMERICA BEEN FOUND? Nick sent me this article by Sarah Laskow on the Atlas Obscura site about how satellite imagery may have located a second Viking settlement site in North America. The first was found in 1960 on the tip of Newfoundland.
One main thrust of the article is how the location of the site was found—by using satellite imagery of hundreds of possibilities along the Eastern coast of North America. A dig during the summer did find evidence of human occupation—hearth traces of charcoal and 28 pounds of slag—at the location the satellite had located.
Is it a Viking settlement? There is no definite evidence that Vikings were at the site but there are turf walls, which are characteristic of Viking settlements. And the site is near bog iron, which would have been useful for Viking weapons. (I posted on bog iron here—dissolved iron in streams precipitates out in the acid soil of the bog).