Leif Erikson or Leif Ericson was an Icelandic explorer and the first known
European to have discovered North America (excluding Greenland), before ...
His claim turns on the fact that Columbus did not reach the American ... Sebastian
Munster's map, published in 1540, the first to show America as a continent. ... and
Afghanistan had sent goods across Eurasia, from Europe to India and China.
Oct 8, 2013 ... Half a millennium before Columbus “discovered” America, those Viking feet may
have been the first European ones to ever have touched North ...
Jan 22, 2013 ... Some people still like to debate who discovered the Americas. ... Columbus was
wrong, and word of a New World had spread throughout Europe. ... now
recognize, neither man was actually the first to discover the Americas.
I think that European settlers and the Taipa Indian were the first to discover
America. Christopher Columbus didn't even set foot on America. He was in Cuba
May 19, 2012 ... First, Columbus could not have “discovered” America, as you can't ... obvious that
Columbus was far from the first European to reach the “New ...
Mar 30, 2011 ... But was he first non-indigenous person to reach the Americas? ... It's certain that
indigenous people discovered America. ... Herjólfsson deserves to be
remembered as the very first European to ever set eyes on the Americas.
The discovery of America is most commonly attributed to Christopher Columbus,
as it was he who revealed the Americas to early-modern Europe. Scholars ...
Contrary to the common myth that Christopher Columbus "discovered" America,
he was not the first European to reach North America; that honor arguably ...
Christopher Columbus gets the lion's share of the credit for discovering America
in 1492, but the evidence weighs heavily against him being the first one to find ...