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Thread #38150   Message #535159
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
25-Aug-01 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: Early Visitors to North America
Subject: RE: BS: Early Visitors to North America
Iceland, of course, is still settled by Viking descendants. The site Sourdough may be thinking about is in Canada, East coast, where excavations have found definite remains of a Viking settlement. I believe there is debate about whether it was an attempt at permanent settlement or was a summer camp. I am sure one of our NFLD. mudcats or Maritime cats can give better information than I can. I read an interesting book lately which compared some of the Zuni religious beliefs and customs with those of an area in Japan. A guess is that the ancestors of the Zunis had come into contact with Japanese somewhere on the NW coast on their movement to the southeast and the customs had been adopted. There is a site in Minnesota with supposed runic stones, but I believe that one has been discredited.