According to some authorities (Cunliffe 2003), about 6,000 years ago the sea peoples language may have been nearly the same near the Atlantic shores from the eastern end of the Mediterranean, through the arc of the north Atlantic, to the narrows of Panama. There is evidence (Jewell, 2004) that, about 4,500 years ago, more than fifty large ships made voyages around the Atlantic every year.
About 880 years ago the name “Lenape” appears in the Genesis portion of the Maalan Aarum, one of the oldest histories of America. Historical records indicate that the Genesis portion of the Maalan Aarum may have been created by Roman Catholic Bishop Eric Gnuppson about 1121.
So Lenape is the oldest name for the language of the North Atlantic.
LIST of NORSE ARTIFACTS in NORTH AMERICA
NORSEMand OTHER EUROPEANSMin ANCIENT AMERICA
FRODE OMDAHL LARRY STROUD MYRON PAINE, Ph. D.
December 27, 2005