October 20, 2021

Proof that Vikings established settlement in Newfoundland in 1021CE, 471 years before Columbus’ voyage, is confirmed through a new dating technique utilizing the radiation levels of timber caused by a major solar storm in 993CE. The architectural remains, handful of artifacts, and finally, radiation affected tree rings, have allowed scientists to more exactly determine the date of when Leif Erikson and his Viking group became the first Europeans to cross the Atlantic and the first known humans to encircle the globe.