When encouragements from the BBC and other high-profile entities continued, and when funding was made available from several such sources including National Geographic, she did agree to participation in the undertaking of such studies.
L'Anse aux Meadows is deemed to be of great cultural significance and was recognised by UNESCO as one of its proclaimed World Heritage Sites in 1978.
As of 2016 another "possible" North American viking settlement had been newly identified, - again on the island of Newfoundland, - and radio-carbon dateable to 800-1270 A. - a range inclusive of those times when Norse settlement was present in the north americas at L'Anse aux Meadows.
By the summer of 2018, however, the possibilities of this 'new site' actually being Norse were being largely discounted.
Due to the very steep fees demanded it was only as the candidate sites became lessened in number that data was meaningfully requested from providers of space satellite high-definition and near infrared remote-sensing services.
Some initial ground survey work done in 2014 showed one of these sites to have some problematic issues.