I'm with you Abramelin.
I'm just thinking here ok? .... It seems like Labrador, Greenland and Iceland might be sort of a 'grey' area between the Old and New Worlds so I'd like to insert a What If.. if i may. I realize this a Large speculative leap but, What if Nordic sailors interacted with the New World earlier than known, and, what if American sailors , or even paddlers, interacted with the Nordic areas ? How can we be sure which came first?
Thanks Swede, i'll try to look into what you mentioned. I was just slinging some semi-related? info around in my lonnnng post . Sometimes one has to do a lot of wriggling when going against the current . . . Fascinating , and new to me ,of course, that the Meadowcroft site is dated at 16000 BP. . . . . and that the Clovis points/culture spread from East to West. love it!
lightly - You are most welcome. Yes, some of the more recent research is quite interesting! One correction, a typo on my part. The Paisley Caves date should read 14,300 CALYBP instead of 14,000.
An addendum - When speculating on an earlier Nordic/North American connection, be cautious of timeline in relation to latter Pleistocene/early Holocene glacial position and also, for later time periods, the state of development in regards to Nordic vessels and extent of travel.
Edited by Swede, 27 February 2010 - 10:43 PM.