Timeline of Norse colonization of the Americas

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Prehistoric settlement[edit]

Map of the Americas showing pre Clovis sites.
  • 16,000 years before present: In the 20th century it was generally believed that humans has crossed a land bridge from Eurasia perhaps 12,000 years ago — the 'Clovis First / Single origin hypothesis' — but modern scientific belief is that settlers arrived by boat at least 14,000-16,000 years before present.

Norse colonization[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirsten Seaver (1995) The Frozen Echo: Greenland and the Exploration of North America, ca. A.D. 1000-1500 p.205: a reference to sailors in Bergen in 1484 who had visited Greenland (Seaver speculates that they may have been English); p.229ff: archaeological evidence of contact with Europe towards the end of the 15th century

Other sources[edit]

  • Seaver, Kristen (1995) The Frozen Echo: Greenland and the Exploration of North America, ca. A.D. 1000-1500 (Stanford University Press) ISBN 978-0804731614

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