F or more than a century an army of scholars, enthusiasts and outright eccentrics has delved into the question of who discovered america some of the claims are truly exotic, with fanciful reportage on ancient phoenicians in rhode island or chinese from the middle kingdom in the bay area. The next day land was discovered a new world is revealed christopher columbus discovers america, 1492, eyewitness to history, wwweyewitnesstohistorycom (2004) the league used by columbus is estimated by modern researchers to measure 267 nautical miles.
But latterly new evidence has been brought to light, which seems to fully establish the fact of the discovery of america by the norsemen from iceland, about a d 1000 to cite the testimony of the sagas, one must suffice for evidence in that direction. After the voyages of christopher columbus in 1492, spanish, portuguese and later english, french and dutch colonial expeditions arrived in the new world, conquering and settling the discovered lands, which led to a transformation of the cultural and physical landscape in the americas.
Discovery park of america provides a variety of interactive exhibits, family activities, and fun things to do for kids conveniently located between nashville and memphis, discovery park makes for a perfect day trip. Half a millennium before columbus “discovered” america, those viking feet may have been the first european ones to ever have touched north american soil exploration was a family business for the expedition’s leader, leif eriksson (variations of his last name include erickson, ericson, erikson, ericsson and eiriksson. European re-discovery and colonization of the americas: while hints of north america, vinland, were already surfacing in europe, historians agree that columbus calculated too short a distance from the canary islands to japan by the standards of his peers [citation needed.
Discovery of america fact file : facts: name of explorer: sponsor country: date: facts about the explorers and the discovery of america : discovery of america fact 1: leif ericson: norway: ca1000: leif ericson was a northman, the son of eric the red who had founded a colony in greenland leif ericson was the first european to visit the new world.
Once here, humans dispersed all across north and eventually central and south america up until the 1970s, these first americans had a name: the clovis peoples they get their name from an ancient settlement discovered near clovis, new mexico, dated to over 11,000 years ago.