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Originally posted by Mr Headshot
I thought it was a generally accepted fact that the scandanavians were here before the other Europeans?
This is still neat, but I didn't think this was still a point which needed proving...
In case you didn't know, that won't enrich your bank account either!
Originally posted by Hanslune
Yep the Norse were bouncing around the NE corner of NA for a century or two and Greenlander are thought to have continued to have come to Labrador for wood once the colonization attempt had failed.
One is talking very small numbers and limited contact-AFAIK
Vikings in Nunavut?
Find may indicate medieval Norse presence on Baffin Island
One of Canada's top Arctic archeologists says the remnants of a stone-and-sod wall unearthed on southern Baffin Island may be traces of a shelter built more than 700 years ago by Norse seafarers — a stunning find that would be just the second location in the New World with evidence of a Viking-built structure. www.canada.com...
The theory is a controversial one. University of Waterloo archeologist Robert Park recently challenged the dating of artifacts and Sutherland's interpretations of evidence in a paper published by the journal Antiquity.
Originally posted by AlienEyes
When we say someone 'discovered' such-and-such, it is a relative statement. For example, who discovered North America? The first people to step foot upon it's shores of course. So who was that exactly? Most likely the discoverers were Asians because that is the genetic trail leading backwards from the natives of North America.
To help settle the question, samples from deep within the walls of the tower were subjected to carbon-14 dating, which revealed that the mortar hardened (a process that captures carbon dioxide from the atmosphere) around 1680.
Originally posted by Duane319
Has anyone here heard of the kenewick man. These skeletal remains although not confirmed as that of scandanavian decent they were not decended from native americans either. The amazing thing is that they were dated as being around 8,000 years old.