Aboriginal People at L’Anse aux Meadows

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Timeline, The Norse were alone on the site in the 11th century, but people had camped on the site for nearly 4000 years before them and continued to do so after them. The French had a seasonal shore station on Beak Point from the 18th century or earlier, lasting until 1904. The modern village of L'Anse aux Meadows was established in the 1830s. , John Gaspereau, Parks Canada Archaeology Laboratory, Halifax

Over the past 5000 years many people have lived at L’Anse aux Meadows, both before and after the Norse. However, there seem to have been no Aboriginal people present on the site when the Norse were there.

All the Aboriginal occupations were short, seasonal hunting camps.

Dorset Palaeoeskimo Harpoon Tips

Typical Artifacts of 9th-century Aboriginal Occupation

Dorset Palaeoeskimo Tent Floor

Dorset Lamp

Aboriginal Sites