Flashcards in Chapter 2 pre-columbus exploration Deck (5)
(Erik the Red) was the Norwegian Viking out of Iceland who discovered Greenland in 982 A.D.
Leif Eriksson and Vinland
Leif Eriksson was Erik’s son, who discovered the Americas around the year 1000 A.D. He landed on the northern end of Newfoundland and called it Vinland since he found plenty of vines and grapes.
were commonly used in these expeditions.
a Chinese monk traveled to Tibet by foot around 400 A.D. and returned to China by sea via Indonesia.