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Old 03-12-2011, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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Came across this interesting article...

Vikings Brought Native Americans to Iceland 1000 Years Ago

 
Old 03-14-2011, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Not sure I trust an article that poorly written.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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Not sure I trust an article that poorly written.
This is just one of quite a few articles about this study. I believe the author of the page you are referring to was trying report in their own words
 
Old 03-14-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: DC
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A poorly written article reporting on the study doesn't imply anything about the quality of the study itself. The concept is intriguing.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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A poorly written article reporting on the study doesn't imply anything about the quality of the study itself. The concept is intriguing.
I agree. I remember when my daughter had to do a presentation for Columbus Day, along with the rest of her class. She chose to put across the theory that the Vikings had arrived first, which pissed off all the Italian families in the class, LOL! But, against their protests, the teacher allowed it to be presented because he felt it was also a viable possibility.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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I agree with you that the article was poorly written, but the research could be top flight. If true it's a very interesting finding.
 
Old 03-15-2011, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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PBS-TV-NOVA ran a series on the Vikings comming to America at least 500 years before Columbus and it's very conceivable that they took Native Americans back with them.
 
Old 12-14-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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Default Vikings WERE First

In response to all the speculation surrounding the "theory" that the Vikings "possibly" came to the Americas before Columbus is in fact just that, FACT. Upon the finding of the Viking settlement in Nova Sotia and the excavation of a buried Viking longship in the same area gives undisputed evidence and proof that the Vikings DID reach NA first. Also further evidence can be found in the Greenland and Icelandic tales of certain Vikings going west and finding what they called Vinland. Why this settlement did not survive is still under much speculation. It is generally considered though that the settlement was simply too logistically difficult to sustain. For instance if a key supply ship or fleet was or were lost in a storm this could have possibly caused the failure of the excavated settlement. Not to mention the fact that the Vikings would have lacked a significant technological advantage to overtake the native population, ie. firearms and cannons, such as Columbus' parties would have possessed. While the Vikings did have steel weapons, tools and armor they lacked the numbers to make this much of an advantage in a fight. In conclusion it has long been speculated that the Vikings did in fact not reach the Americas first but in fact learned of its existence from knowledge gained from Irish monasteries which would have also gave them knowledge of Iceland. Also it is held in great opinion that these Irish monks learned of these lands from fishermen from the Azores.
 
Old 12-14-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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I agree. I remember when my daughter had to do a presentation for Columbus Day, along with the rest of her class. She chose to put across the theory that the Vikings had arrived first, which pissed off all the Italian families in the class, LOL! But, against their protests, the teacher allowed it to be presented because he felt it was also a viable possibility.
Reminds me of a Sopranos episode.
 
Old 12-14-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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Reminds me of a Sopranos episode.
Now that Steven Van Zandt is playing a Brooklyn mobster under witness protection in Norway in "Lilyhammer", a Netflix show, gotta wonder if the producers of that show will do their own take on Columbus Day, lol.
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