D-E Complex Plan

[ D-E Complex Plan, Hall D
Hall D had only one living room, III. It had the usual wooden platforms along the side walls and perhaps along the southern wall. A longfire was in the middle of the floor. Burnt bones were found here.  The only one that could be identified was the vertebra of a large cod.  At the edge of the fireplace was a small ember box of slate. 

A broken bone needle was found in the fireplace.

Masses of carpentry waste outside the door of room II indicates the presence of carpenters. They may have lived or worked in this room.

Room I had no features or cultural deposits, a typical storage room.  Whatever was stored here left no traces so it must have been dry goods, or something stored in containers or hanging on the walls.  

The total floor space in hall D was about 88 square m or 950 square feet.  Modest by L’Anse aux Meadows standards, it was still much bigger than Erik the Red’s hall in Iceland.
Unlike the two other halls on the site, it had no private sleeping quarters.

Hut E
Hut E was a small square hut with a stone oven in the northeast corner.  The location of the door could not be determined.  The oven was a box made of slate slabs.  Nineteen 19 fist-sized stones in the northwest corner may have been weights, either for a fish net or a loom.  In Iceland, women lived and worked in huts like these.
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Source: , , , Vis-Ó-Vis Graphics, "D-E Complex Plan," 2006. Notes: Hall D Hall D had only one living room, III. It had the usual wooden platforms along the side walls and perhaps along the southern wall. A longfire was in the middle of the floor. Burnt bones were found here. The only one that could be identified was the vertebra of a large cod. At the edge of the fireplace was a small ember box of slate. A broken bone needle was found in the fireplace. Masses of carpentry waste outside the door of room II indicates the presence of carpenters. They may have lived or worked in this room. Room I had no features or cultural deposits, a typical storage room. Whatever was stored here left no traces so it must have been dry goods, or something stored in containers or hanging on the walls. The total floor space in hall D was about 88 square m or 950 square feet. Modest by L’Anse aux Meadows standards, it was still much bigger than Erik the Red’s hall in Iceland. Unlike the two other halls on the site, it had no private sleeping quarters. Hut E Hut E was a small square hut with a stone oven in the northeast corner. The location of the door could not be determined. The oven was a box made of slate slabs. Nineteen 19 fist-sized stones in the northwest corner may have been weights, either for a fish net or a loom. In Iceland, women lived and worked in huts like these.

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