The mystery of what happened to the Vikings who landed in North America is the subject of Science Channel’s upcoming series America’s Lost Vikings.
Produced by Arrow Media, the six-part series investigates what happened to the Norseman who landed on the coast of North America 500 years before Christopher Columbus. Archaeologists and explorers Blue Nelson (pictured, right) and Mike Arbuthnot (left) set out on a mission to find out just how far these feared warriors explored into America.
To solve this mystery, the pair will use a combination of state-of-the-art science and experimental archaeology.
In the premiere episode, Nelson and Arbuthnot investigate the secrets of the Viking settlement, L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada to figure out why they chose to set up camp in the barren wilderness. A high-tech survey leads the team to see the site in a new angle. Nelson then heads into a freezing cold climate chamber to test Viking clothing. The pair’s investigation leads them to the Viking heartland of Iceland where a thousand-year-old book reveals the purpose behind L’Anse aux Meadows.
America’s Lost Vikings premieres Sunday (Feb. 10) at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Science Channel.