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    Greenland Vikings Had Celtic Blood

    Greenland Vikings had Celtic blood

    An analysis of DNA from a Viking gravesite near a 1000 year-old church in southern Greenland shows that those buried there had strong Celtic bloodlines, reported science website Videnskab.dk.

    The analysis performed by Danish researchers on bones from skeletons found during excavations in south Greenland revealed that the settlers Nordic blood was mixed with Celtic blood, probably originating from the British Isles.

    Danish archaeologists are currently conducting the first regional study of southern Greenlands original settlers, whose colonies date back to the year 985. The skeletons disinterred outside the old church also date back to just a few years after that period.

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    I don't think this is surprising, considering there were lots of Norse-Gaels. In fact, Iceland and the Faroes both have significant amounts of Celtic blood, and parts of the UK (I'm thinking of the Shetlands and Orkneys in particular, but there are many places) have significant amounts of Norse blood.

    They say the first Europeans to set foot on Newfoundland/North America/Vinland were some Irish brought by the Vikings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svartljos View Post
    They say the first Europeans to set foot on Newfoundland/North America/Vinland were some Irish brought by the Vikings.
    So what were the Vikings themselves then, extra terrestrials?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Horned God View Post
    So what were the Vikings themselves then, extra terrestrials?
    No, they supposedly sent some Irish slaves out first to scout the area. At least, it still sounds somewhat plausible, but it might just be a myth. I wouldn't be entirely surprised, but I also haven't read the Vinland Sagas so I can't say with any certainty :p. Also I wouldn't be able to tell you if they were that accurate anyway (I am assuming they were not).

    Also yes I believe there is evidence of Vikings on Mars. Though these Vikings were sent in the 20th century.

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