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Thread #38150   Message #536181
Posted By: Clinton Hammond
27-Aug-01 - 02:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Early Visitors to North America
Subject: RE: BS: Early Visitors to North America
Why no rush to settle Vinland?

1) It was WAAAAAAAAYYYYY far away, and there was still good land to be had in Iceland, Ireland and such...

2) They were a little freaked out at how easily the Scralings beat the tar out of them...

3) The weather got really bad again... it was only a warming trend that allowed them to get here in the first place... As the Viking Age comes to a close there's a distinct drop in average temps across the Northern Hemisphere...

And I'm pretty sure that "History" (The historical sciences if you will) does not support the St Brendan thing... it still resides firmly in the "Ya Whatever" file and until solid evidence comes along, it's probably gonna stay there...