Archaeologists Uncover New Evidence

August 20, 2013 7:40 PM

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Archaeologists once believed that the Faroe Islands were first colonized by the seafaring Vikings. Now, they've discovered new evidence that shows this wasn't the case. Instead, the islands were colonized far earlier--at least 300 to 500 years earlier than previously thought.

The Faroe Islands are located in a type of oceanic crossroads. In the past, they acted as the first stepping stone beyond Shetland for the dispersal of European people across the North Atlantic. In fact, the islands are responsible for the eventual arrival of people on continental North America in t...

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