Five hundred years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, a Native American woman may have voyaged to Europe with Vikings, according to a provocative new DNA study.
The first Native American to arrive in Europe may have been a woman brought to Iceland by the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago, a study by Spanish and Icelandic researchers suggests. .
The researchers used data from the Rejkjavik-based genomics company deCODE Genetics. .
But the C1e lineage is "one of a handful that was involved in the settlement of the Americas around 14,000 years ago. .