Saturday, October 15, 2016

Virtual Paintout still in Newfoundland

L’Anse aux Meadows Newfoundland and Labrador
L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
Watercolour and crayon
©2016 Charlene Brown

L’Anse aux Meadows dates from the early 11th century.  It is the first and only known site established by Vikings in North America and the earliest evidence of pre-Columbian transoceanic contact and European settlement in the New World.

The reconstructed sod longhouse in the painting is patterned after the remains of wood-framed peat-turf buildings excavated at the site.  These remains were similar to those found in Norse Greenland and Iceland built in the same period about 1000 years ago. 

It was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978.

Here is the link to the Google Streetview of the site.