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Early Explorers

Discoverers Web Homepage    This is one of the best pages on the web on this subject.
Pictures of Discoverers  A Discoverers Web page
Exploration Station  Part of the Discovery School web pages for students
Pre-Columbian Exploration of the New World  There many have been many here before Columbus
St. Brendan - good background
Did the Chinese Discover America? - good summary of research with links
The Great Chinese Mariner Zheng He [Cheng Ho] - was he the Chinese discoverer - background and links to examine
Are We Living in the Land of Fou Seng? - possible Chinese discovery explored
The Pre-Columbian Lacquer of West Mexico - discussion of lacquer as possible link to Chinese discovery of America
California History: Pre-European Population - more information about possible Chinese discovery of America
Pre-Columbian Exploration and Colonization of the New World - Hoei-Shin, The Phoenicians, Brendan, and others are discussed.
Getting to the New World - consider the DNA Evidence
Leif Erickson - good detail
the Vikings: They Got Here First, But Why Didn't they Stay? - From the National Library of Canada
The Vikings: North Atlantic Saga - on line exhibit from the Smithsonian
On the Trail of the Vikings - possible explanation which included voyage of Bjarni Herjulfsson
Viking Ships  interesting facts
Mariners' Museum    Here is great background from the ancients onward.
California; PreEuropean  Interesting Chinese information included.
Exploration of Christopher Columbus  Learn about all his voyages.
1492 - An Ongoing Voyage  Extensive archive.
Christopher Columbus  Good background with neat facts about food.
Columbus's Lost Ships  He lost nine, do you know where?
The Columbus Letter  announcing his success to the Islands of the India Sea
How America Got Its Name  the true story
Native American Conquest  Covers the Conquistadors
Explorers of the Northwest - many lesser known people are included
Hall of Explorers  brief biographies of the old and new explorers
Zoom Explorers  Brief biographies by time period or alphabetically
Voyabe of Exploration   a great Thinquest site

Amerigo Vespucci  brief but good background
John Cabot  Good background and links.
John Cabot  Very well done
Hernando Desoto  Comprehensive coverage.
Sir Francis Drake  there is much here.
Henry Hudson  Check out this six part data collection.
Empire of the Bay  Learn about the merchants and Explorers of the Hudson Bay Company
Canada Hall    Learn about the early history of Canada.
Explorations of the Northwest Passage  information about the early to to more modern explorers
Explorers of North America  games to check your knowledge
Zoom Explorers  brief background on explorers old and new
Mariner's Museum  information on old and new explorers that is excellent
Voyages of Discovery  about James Cook
Web de Anza  Spanish exploration and colonization of California
The Incas and Conquistadors  explorations of Pizzarro and more
Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier  excellent visuals

Early Explorers  a fun way to check your knowledge
Explorers of North America  another test in game format


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