Vikings Discovered America!
According to a recent study, the Vikings were the first people to set foot in America, and they did so 471 years before Christopher Columbus. By examining tree rings with new dating techniques, scientists have found findings proving that the Vikings established a settlement in Newfoundland in Canada exactly in 1021 BC.
In fact, it has been known for a long time that groups that set out from the European continent went to the Americas long before Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World in 1492.What’s new is that researchers can date.
The experts, who reported their research in the scientific journal Nature, studied three pieces of wood that were cut down during the construction of the Nordic settlement L’Anse aux Meadows(founded by Vikings from Norway).
The 15th century Vinland map has been suggested in the past as evidence for those who think the Vikings had discovered North America before Christopher Columbus. But there are those who think that the map is real, as well as those who think that it is an imitation. This debate has been going on since 1965. Recently, new research has brought up the question of “who discovered America” again. Do you think the Vikings discovered America or did Christopher Columbus?