Alex Cull

Alex Cull
Previous Education

B.A. (Archaeology), Memorial University, 2022


Dr. Paul Ledger


L'Anse aux Meadows, Norse Archaeology.

Research Statement

My proposed MA thesis focuses on the Norse site at L’Anse aux Meadows. I will be studying the excavations conducted there in 1973, 1974, and 1975, focusing on the writings of Swedish archaeologist Bengt Schonbäck. I aim to learn Schonbäck’s perspectives of the site and contrast them with the traditional narrative surrounding it. I seek to understand what different insights and explanations he may have had that could change the way we think about L’Anse aux Meadows and the Norse exploration of the Americas.