Vikings not driven from Canada by the Thule

New research shows that Viking settlers in Newfoundland were not driven from the country by the native Thule, a native ancestor of the Inuits. Scientific re-dating has placed the native tribes in the area 150 years after the Viking settlements.

Records show that the Vikings left the area because of attacks by the Skraelings, their word for the native people. Canadian archaeologist Max Friesen, an anthropology professor at the University of Toronto, told Canwest News Service: "Although I'm normally pretty cautious about these things, I do think that we can definitively rule out the Thule as being those Skraelings... As far as we can tell, Thule never made it onto the island of Newfoundland."