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Historic Preservation and Conservation

1997

Newport History

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Editor's Note, Ronald M. Potvin Jul 1997

Editor's Note, Ronald M. Potvin

Newport History

When a mystery seems insoluble it is then that one must step back and examine the facts. This was the approach taken by the Committee for Research on Norse Activities in North America AD 1000-1500, an international group of scientists, historians, and archaeologists, who came to Newport in 1993 to study the “Newport Tower” or “Old Stone Mill”. This is also the approach of Johannes Hertz, from The Danish State Antiquary's Archaeological Secretariat, in his article, "Round Church or Windmill? New light on the Newport Tower," which presents the findings of the Committee for Norse Research, including the results ...