This is however the first Viking settlement discovered in the area of the North American Great Lakes, and this could bring a lot of new information concerning the actual extent of their trade network on the continent. The site is strategically located to enable control of the waterways leading to both Lake Michigan and Lake Erie, while enabling a navigable access to the St-Lawrence Bassin and the Atlantic Ocean. All of the items already already recovered have been transfered for further analysis to the Department of Archaeology of the University of Michigan, which has also inherited the responsability for the site. Further research should be done over the next months to complete the survey of the site and gather all possible remaining artefacts.
I just hope these items don’t disappear in the great black hole of “official custody“ like everything else does.
Yeah, like the giant, 9 to 12 feet long skeletons that were unearthed on a farm, in Michigan. The Smithsonian was called, took them for further study and that was the end of them. The official word is, they’re missing.
They have found artifacts from the Viking and Celtic cultures deep into this continent.
We must not forget the Kennewick Man from 11,000 years ago who was of european decent and the remains were turned over to native Americans whose sole intent is to remain the original inhabitants in North America for the benefits they receive from the US Government.
Where is Scott Wolter from History Channel when you need him. I expect this could be an episode of America Unearthed soon.
Even a moment’s research should have disproved the story. The photo of the “artifacts” on the report page (as Brad Lepper discovered) is actually of items on display in a Norwegian museum.
Even more obviously, the website is a fake news site that publishes only fabricated pseudo-stories. They don’t make this explicit, but in claiming to be a Zionist newspaper staffed by former Mossad agents and Muslims working for New World Order Media, there’s a pretty good indication it’s not entirely on the up and up. Its headlines speak for themselves. One says that a man built a complete space shuttle with a 3D printer; another that chimpanzees recently discovered fire. Most famously, the site once claimed that a dinosaur egg hatched in a museum when a heater malfunctioned. The articles are all just plausible enough to go viral without having the satirical edge of the Onion.
Confusingly, the people who run World News Daily Report tend to freely mix fact and fiction. In April they “broke” the story that Steven Collins—a real person and archaeologist—discovered the Biblical city of Sodom, almost certainly because someone had watched the H2 episode of The Universe on the exact same topic shortly before. The “article,” if we can even call it that, rips text directly from Collins’s Tall El-Hammam Excavation Project, where Collins suggests that the archaeological site that gives the website its name could have been the Biblical city.