Replica of 9th century Viking ship docked in Norway.

Did a Native American travel with the Vikings and arrive in Iceland centuries before Columbus set sail?

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References

Firth, N., 2010. First American in Europe 'was native woman kidnapped by Vikings and hauled back to Iceland 1,000 years ago'. [Online]
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Govan, F., 2010. First Americands 'reached Europe five centuries before Columbus voyages'. [Online]
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Watson, T., 2010. American Indian Sailed to Europe With Vikings?. [Online]
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Tremlett, G. 2010. First Americans 'reached Europe five centuries before Columbus discoveries'. [Online] Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/nov/16/first-americans-europe-research

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Comments

There is a flaw here why is there only eighty Icelanders
that have this but the rest doesn't you will and or would think
the rest of them would've had the same thing. of course if this was true that the Icelanders did bring back an Amerindian woman from North America or the baby then shouldn't all
the people from Iceland have this gene by now why is it
only a few.

I don't know they said mostly meaning this DNA
is probably from another race like the Asians or maybe
it was always there after all the scientific community thought
that the Neanderthals were wiped out by the Homo Sapiens
when in fact they interbreed with them. so Caucasians probably
had it all this time unless they got it from some other ethnicity
in Eurasia.

The dna is probably Dorset from the Baffin island settlement

How about a Viking woman conceived a pregnancy fathered by an American Indian while in the Americas? Would that explain it - child born after return to Viking homeland ?  Viking women did also go on these trips.

Veronica

No, because as the article pointed out, the genetic trace is mitochondrial. Mitochondria is passed from mother to child, not father to child. Therefore, if the mitochondria is Native American, it was introduced by a Native American woman, not a man. A Scandinavian woman could have had a child fathered by a Native American man, but in that case the mitochondria would be Scandinavian, regardless of who the ensuing descendants intermarried with.

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