Contact between Native North Americans and the Medieval Norse: A Review of the Evidence

  title={Contact between Native North Americans and the Medieval Norse: A Review of the Evidence},
  author={Robert McGhee},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={4 - 26}
  • R. McGhee
  • Published 1 January 1984
  • History
  • American Antiquity
Historical and archaeological evidence relating to Norse activities in the New World early in the second millennium A.D. is reviewed, together with archaeological evidence relating to contemporaneous aboriginal occupations of the regions probably reached by the Norse. The Norse probably contacted Indian populations in southern Labrador and Newfoundland, Dorset Palaeoeskimos in northern Labrador, and Thule Eskimos in Greenland and perhaps in the eastern Canadian Arctic. Speculation on the nature… 

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