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From: Kathy Johnston <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Article: A new subclade of mtDNA haplogroup C1 foundinicelanders: Evidence of pre-columbian contact?
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 16:33:25 -0500

Interesting. When I spent a year in Iceland in the early '70s the local people claimed that no "Eskimos" or Native Americans had ever inhabited the island. It makes sense that those Vikings traveled far for their women and the mtDNA can prove it. The Icelanders did insist, even back then, that a Viking discovered America.


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