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Strand of Ancient Yarn Suggests Early European Presence in Canada
New York Times ^ | May 8, 2001 | editors

Posted on 07/21/2004 10:54:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Patricia Sutherland, a Canadian archaeologist, announced that she had found a 10 foot strand of ancient yarn in a collection of Dorset artifacts from Northern Baffin Island that were lying uncataloged here at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, where she is a curator. Since the Dorset, forerunners of today's Inuit inhabitants of northern Canada, at the time dressed only in cut and stitched skins, the yarn implied contact with the Norse. Now, as she studies of Canadian collections of native artifacts, she says, "I am finding new Norse materials every couple of weeks. It suggests there was a significant European presence in Eastern Canada in the centuries around 1000 A.D."

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1 posted on 07/21/2004 10:54:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 07/21/2004 10:55:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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Did they have Socialized medicine and come to the US for treatment?


3 posted on 07/21/2004 4:00:32 PM PDT by Henchman (I Hench, therefore I am!)
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4 posted on 01/24/2006 10:36:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (In the long run, there is only the short run.)
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This is what the early settlers are believed to have looked like.


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