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Based on the idea that the Old Norse name "Vinland", mentioned in the Icelandic Sagas, meant "wine-land", historians had long speculated that the region contained wild grapes.
Because of this, the common hypothesis before the Ingstads' theories was that the Vinland region existed somewhere south of the northern Massachusetts coast, because that is roughly as far north as grapes grow naturally.
How the village itself came to be named "L'Anse aux Meadows" is not clear.Archaeological evidence of a Norse presence was discovered at L'Anse aux Meadows in the 1960s.It is the only confirmed site of a Norse or Viking settlement in North America outside of the settlements found in Greenland.The Laginas and the TV show’s producers are in staunch opposition to this proposition, ostensibly fearing that having an archaeologist on board might greatly hinder excavation projects.; a French-English name meaning the bay with the meadows) is an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of the Great Northern Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.