Brave New World — Logarithmic History

Columbus’s discoveries overthrew the Medieval conception of Earth’s place in the cosmos. No, he did not discover that the Earth was round. Educated Greeks had known that two millennia earlier. But he also did more than just discover new lands. The standard, educated medieval view of the cosmos was a synthesis of Aristotle and Christian […]

Brave New World — Logarithmic History

Vikings beat Columbus across the Atlantic by 470 years. Astrophysics and tree rings helped scientists nail down the timeline; Erin Schumaker; Business Insider — All About World Heritage Sites

Photo: Gail Shotlander Thanks to tree-ring dating and astrophysics, scientists have pinpointed the precise year the Vikings inhabited Newfoundland. Source: Vikings beat Columbus across the Atlantic by 470 years. Astrophysics and tree rings helped scientists nail down the timeline.

Vikings beat Columbus across the Atlantic by 470 years. Astrophysics and tree rings helped scientists nail down the timeline; Erin Schumaker; Business Insider — All About World Heritage Sites

What if the KRS is a pre-Columbian artefact? — TOM THOWSEN

into a foreign land, where you have realized that you would not survive. Then you probably leave a message behind. But if you had foreseen that people would call your message a hoax … based on your grammatical errors … you likely got horrified …

What if the KRS is a pre-Columbian artefact? — TOM THOWSEN

Terra Incognita: the 1339 Discovery of America — Nicholas C. Rossis

As The Economist reports, a paper for the academic journal Terrae Incognitae by Paolo Chiesa, a professor of Medieval Latin Literature at Milan University, reveals that an Italian monk referred to America in a book he wrote as early as the starts of the 14th century. The monk referred to the continent as Markland (Latinised to […]

Terra Incognita: the 1339 Discovery of America — Nicholas C. Rossis

23.000 Jahre alt: Früheste Spuren von Menschen in Amerika entdeckt — grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de

Lesezeit: ca. 2 Minuten New York (USA) – In Form von 23.000 Jahre alten Fußabdrücken im White Sands National Park im US-Bundesstaat New Mexico haben Forscher die frühesten eindeutigen Beweise für die Anwesenheit von Menschen auf den amerikanischen Kontinenten entdeckt. Wie das Team um Sally Reynolds von der Bournemouth University, gemeinsam mit Forschern und Forscherinnen…

23.000 Jahre alt: Früheste Spuren von Menschen in Amerika entdeckt — grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de

Ancient Aegeans in the Americas? — Novo Scriptorium

In this post we present and discuss information on the very intriguing subject of possible ancient Transoceanic journeys of the Aegeans towards the American Lands. From the very interesting paper titled “The forgotten Geographic and Physical – Oceanographic knowledge of the Prehistoric Greeks” (Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, 43, 92-104) by I.D. Mariolakos […]

Ancient Aegeans in the Americas? — Novo Scriptorium

Vinland — Logarithmic History

1003 – 1058 Toward the year 1000, the Scandinavians, under Leif Eriksson, reached the coast of America. No one bothered them, but one morning (as Erik the Red’s Saga tells it) many men disembarked from canoes made of leather and stared at them in a kind of stupor. “They were dark and very ill-looking, and the hair […]

Vinland — Logarithmic History