Tulius,In that case talking about the influence of the Nordic is also an excess of language, isn’t it? Since their influence seems to be almost null. That the Norsemen arrived to America it is pretty consensual. That link was made. That link died. Almost no traces were left behind.
Martin, you know that the Vikings are not my field, but it seems that we can consider due the available sources (the sagas and the archaeology) that there were voyages between Europe and America, the colony of Vinland was established and didn’t fructified, so the Norse were long extinct in America when the Spanish arrived.
I can accept your theory and I agree with you. So Nordic don´t discover anything. If tomorrow we find a phoenican ship in America.. it doesn´t mean Phoenica discovered America.
Where are the Nordic heritage? where the Nordic exploration? the fortress? the maps? the coins? The DNA? if I write the USA Cattle in Texas etc came from Spanish cows (from Andalusian cows).. I can prove through DNA...
Where are the Nordic presence in North America?
You are very moderate and well informed. You always write base on great knowledge.. So.. May I ask you... Do you think the world knew America through "Nordic" or through Spain-Hispania (Castille-Portugal-Aragon-Leon)?
When the French and English kings read about America... Did they read what Nordic wrote or what the Spaniards were writing?