Tag-Archiv: Discovery of America

For centuries it has been taught in schools all around the globe that Christopher Columbus was the first European who had ever travelled to America in 1492. Nowadays we know it was a misconception, as the discovery of a Viking settlement in L’Anse aux Meadows (Canada) in the 1960s proved that the Norse reached the North American coast five centuries before Columbus.

A review on Jerold Frakes’ article „Viking, Vínland and the Discourse of Eurocentrism“.