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First Americans Genes Found in Europe

Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer inventor of the American continent is not the first person to discover a new world. Because there is a U.S. citizen who already travel to Europe five centuries before Columbus was.

The conclusion was based on the results of research on a number of scientists from the University of Spain. The findings were reported by a number of mass media in Europe and America. VIVAnews menukilnya from Telegraph.co.uk, 16 November 2010.

The experts stressed that the exploration of the world was first claimed by Columbus from Europe to the east, and managed to find the American continent. But that's not the first finding because

Another exploration of the reverse direction - from America to Europe, long before Columbus discovered America.

The researchers tracked genetic traces of the original of a family in Iceland. Researchers believe that the first Americans arrived in Europe around the tenth century. About five hundred years before Columbus did explore and discover the American continent in 1492.

Research shows, a woman from North America most likely already in Iceland around the year 1000 AD. Iceland is an island country in Europe that is famous for the legend of seafarers ruthless pirates, Viking. Of the genes found, this woman has an estimated age of 80.

Researchers believe, genes found was a descendant of the ancestor of the citizens residing in North Iceland. Exact location not far in the vicinity of river ice glacier in Vatnaj Kull. It is estimated that they came to this region through Asia.

"As an isolated island in the tenth century, most likely happened is that gene came from female Amerindian (American Indian) who was brought from America by the hordes of Vikings around 1000 AD," said Carles Lalueza-Fox, from the Pompeu Fabra University in Spain.

The discovery of a Viking settlement was expected than ever before. Previous oldest Viking settlement found in eastern Canada, about Terranova. Named settlement L'Anse aux Meadows is expected inhabited in the eleventh century.

Researchers will endeavor to maintain the gene's first Amerindians who arrived in Iceland is, to find out his lineage relationship of Americans. The researchers then called the site a new world.


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