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Author Topic: Dating the Newfoundland Viking site  (Read 1193 times)


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Dating the Newfoundland Viking site
« on: October 21, 2021, 11:16:52 AM »

A new scientific technique has enabled scientists to exactly pinpoint the year (1021) when some timber was felled in Newfoundland by Vikings. [color=var(--blue-link)]https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/new-dating-method-shows-vikings-occupied-newfoundland-in-1021-ce-180978903/[/color]


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Re: Dating the Newfoundland Viking site
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2021, 07:32:50 PM »
 Thanks Blackdragon.
“[ I]n 993, a cosmic radiation event, probably an enormous solar storm, caused a huge spike in atmospheric carbon levels that can clearly be measured in tree ring samples.”

 Has anybody heard of this “cosmic radiation event”?   Has it any consequences in Anglo-Saxon archaeology, that anyone has heard of?


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Re: Dating the Newfoundland Viking site
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2021, 04:28:40 PM »
I admit I was assuming the main consequence was a signature in tree ring dating - I'm not sure what else would be apparent! But I'm not good at science stuff