Determination of the Radiocarbon Age of Parchment of the Vinland Map

@article{Donahue2002DeterminationOT,
  title={Determination of the Radiocarbon Age of Parchment of the Vinland Map},
  author={D. Donahue and J. Olin and G. Harbottle},
  journal={Radiocarbon},
  year={2002},
  volume={44},
  pages={45-52}
}
The Vinland Map, drawn on a 27.8 x 41.0 cm parchment bifolium, is housed in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. In the northwest Atlantic Ocean, it shows the Island of Vinland, discovered by Bjarni and Leif in company. Skelton, Marston, and Painter (Skelton et al. 1965, 1995) firmly argued the map's authenticity, associating it with the Council of Basle (AD 1431-1449), that is, half a century before Columbus's voyage. Nevertheless, vigorous scholarly questioning of… Expand
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