Vinland Timeline

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  • c. 790 - c. 1100
  • c. 970 - c. 1030
    Approximate time-indication of the Vikings' expeditions to Vinland (Newfoundland, North America).
  • 980 - 1020
    Radiocarbon dates given for the remains of the Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows (Newfoundland, Canada).
  • c. 1000
    Vikings first land in North America, in Newfoundland and other parts of eastern Canada.
  • c. 1220 - c. 1280
    The Saga of the Greenlanders & Erik the Red's Saga, together known as the Vinland Sagas but written independently, are composed in Iceland.
  • 1961 - 1968
    Helge Ingstad discovers the Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows (Newfoundland, Canada); subsequent excavations are carried out by the Ingstads until 1968.
  • 1973 - 1976
    Parks Canada leads further excavations at the Viking site of L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada.