Vikings turned profits in Canadian Arctic

Patricia Sutherland of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa knows that Vikings traveled to North America. The Vikings of her area of interest, however, were not in the New World to colonize, but to make a quick profit.

Since 1999, Sutherland has been researching Norse merchants. Her study has turned up evidence that Vikings traded yarn and wooden tokens for rich pelts with Arctic dwellers known as the Dorset.