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From: John M Rhodes <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Article: A new subclade of mtDNA haplogroup C1 foundinicelanders: Evidence of pre-columbian contact?
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 17:09:32 -0500
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Well, the Icelanders might have been onto something. in 1960 the Norse
settlement in L'Anse aux Meadows in Northern Newfoundland was announced.

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Kathy Johnston <> wrote:

> 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.
> Kathy
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