The Farfarers

The Farfarers

A New History of North America

Paperback - 2011
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"Farley Mowat challenges the conventional notion that the Vikings were the first Europeans to reach North America. Mowat offers instead an unforgettable portrait of the Albans, a people originating from the island now known as Britain. Battered by repeated invasions from their aggressive neighbors--Celt, Roman, and Norse--the Albans boarded seaworthy, skin-covered boats and fled west. Their search for safety, and for the massive walrus herds on which their survival depended, took them first to Iceland, then to Greenland, and finally to the land now known as Newfoundland and Labrador."--Page 4 of cover.
Published: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2011.
ISBN: 9781616082376
1616082372
Branch Call Number: 970 MOW
Characteristics: viii, 373 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,23 cm

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MathiasNorthwind
Oct 20, 2017

These are good theories but the Phoenicians were probably coming to America to exploit the copper mines. There are literally 1000's of ancient mine shafts that are estimated to have been in use during the mid Bronze age.Or could have been the Minoans or Egyptians.. So, i know better then. the Albans did indeed disappear, so it is likely that they came over to N.America,or maybe stopped at Iceland, maybe Greenland. Yet with obvious artifacts like the Chinese-type petroglyphs and similar mythologies in Central and South America who is to say they didnt first trek the Northern areas? what about the Kush (Nubians), which were the black Egyptians. and the giant Olmec heads that are clearly African?!? I believe its fact the Norse made it here, there are sagas and records of that, though they werent welcome.We may never know, but then the "common" beliefs" are mostly wrong anyway, and theres proof of that ,too!

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