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Re: NYTimes.com Article: From Many Imaginations, One Fearsome Creature

James R. Cunningham wrote:

And I've done some field work at the old Norse site at L'Anse aux
Meadows, Newfoundland.  They got around.

Sure did. And the Vikings didn't have to worry about big crocodilians that far north.

(They didn't get as far as Australia though - despite assertions by certain folks of questionable sanity.)

Interestingly, the presence of medieval Norse settlers on this side of the pond has spawned a nefarious industry in fake North American Viking artifacts. What a relief paleontology is free of such charlatans. Oh, hang on...


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