Smithsonian: First European Child in North America Born to a Viking?

Archaeologists have discovered the family home of a Viking woman they believe returned to Iceland after a trip to North America, where she had given birth to a child.

Researchers think they have found the home of Thorfinn Karlsefni, a Viking trader, and his wife Gudrid, who became the parents of a son Snorri on a voyage to North America, making him the first European child born on the continent.