The Heathen Mythbuster

The Heathen Mythbuster

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As long as I have been on online heathen forums, I have encountered many modern myths. The internet are full of strange and wonderful theories and that is great, but many of them are not based on real facts or are ignoring facts to get their homegrown theory to fit. I will try to find the facts about these theories and share them here. Some of the posts will properly have to be rewritten/changed to accommodate new data or data I wasn’t aware of then posting the information on the first time. That’s only an natural development for such a blog.
Since I am Danish and English isn’t my first language, I will properly make many grammatical and spelling mistakes. Please bear over with me.

There are NO viking settlement on Point Rosee in Canada

MigrationPosted by Kim Pierri Sat, April 20, 2019 11:21:18

In 2014 the amazing Satellitearcheologist Sarah Parcak examined the Canadian coastline to look for more Viking settlement as part of a BBC program ““Vikings Unearthed””. She found some interesting shapes in Point Rosee on Newfoundland and on a test excavation she found what she thought was “an iron-working hearth partially surrounded by the remains of what appears to have been a turf wall.”. For her results you can read this article from 2016: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160331-viking-discovery-north-america-canada-archaeology/

Unfortunately the report Parcak made after the excavation didn’t suppert the first optimistic articles. Both the Bog Iron and the turf was after further tested shown to be natural deposits. You can read more in this article: https://www.northernpen.ca/news/local/archaeology-report-confirms-no-evidence-of-norse-presence-at-point-rosee-in-southwestern-newfoundland-214092/

It is unfortunately that internet news pages doesn’t change articles after it has been shown that they contain outdated or wrong information. Those old positive articles from 2016 are still being shared on Facebook here in 2019. Yesterday there was also a “new” article produces. Unfortunately the new article “DISCOVERY OF VIKING SITE IN CANADA COULD REWRITE HISTORY” on Archeology World are an exact copy of and ond article on “The Vintage News”. IT has been copied word by word (it even says “last june” about events in 2015).

You can compare the articles here:

The Copy on Archeology World: https://www.archaeology-world.com/discovery-of-viking-site-in-canada-could-rewrite-history/?fbclid=IwAR3uEaulZX5vZyctfkX9F2SY518V6i24i9q7k-Pw48fS87rAeCB5x_1aqEY

The original article from 2016 https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/10/09/discovery-of-1000-year-old-viking-site-in-canada-could-rewrite-history/





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