Tuesday, April 5, 2016
DigitalGlobe Satellite Helps Discover Ancient North American Viking Site
In what is only the second Viking site discovered in North America, a team of archeologists have excavated a site in Newfoundland found thanks to technology from Westminster, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe. The team, from the University of Alabama, have detailed their find of the Viking site in a documentary being aired on PBS today, saying they use DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite to identify possible, man-made shapes under vegetation on the Southern Coast of Newfoundland. The site is the farthest south that Vikings have been found in North America.