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Dating the Newfoundland Viking site



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)][/color]

 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?

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


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