Tanfield Valley is an archaeological site located on Baffin Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. It is likely that the site was known to Pre-Columbian Norse explorers from Greenland and Iceland and may be the location of Helluland, spoken of in the Icelandic sagas (the Grœnlendinga saga and the Saga of Erik the Red, Eiríks saga rauða).
Excavations in 2012 led by Patricia Sutherland, adjunct professor of archaeology at Memorial University in Newfoundland found evidence of medieval Norse textiles, masonry, and metallurgy. Pelts from Old World rats have also been discovered.
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