The Vikings brought Native Americans to Iceland a thousand years ago. Or so says Spanish and Icelandic researchers, who in 80 Icelanders have found a special type of DNA found only in Native Americans and East Asians.
Originally the researchers considered that this exotic DNA came from Asians, who in modern times have settled in Iceland, but when the researchers examined the 80 Icelanders’ family tree, it turned out that all originate from the same area in southern Iceland, and that their DNA profile is at least 300 years old.
“Iceland was isolated from the rest of the world from the 900s onwards. The most likely explanation is that the genes originated from an Indian woman, brought in from America by the Vikings around the year 1000, “said DNA expert Carles Lalueza-Fox, who has participated in the new
The investigation responds in historical circles, as researchers long believed that the Vikings came to America 500 years before Columbus.
Original Swedish Article: http://varldenshistoria.se/vikingarna/vikingarna-fick-barn-med-indianer