The Americas (also collectively called America) comprise the totality of the continents of North and South America. Together, they make up most of the land in Earth's western hemisphere and comprise the New World. MigrationEdit The migration of the Inuit people into the neoarctic around 3500 BCE completed what is generally regarded as the settlement by the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The first known European settlement in the Americas was by the Norse explorer Leif Ericson. However, the colonization never became permanent and was later abandoned. The voyages of Christopher Columbus from 1492 to 1502 resulted in permanent contact with European (and subsequently, other Old World) powers, which led to the Columbian exchange. Retrieved from "https://history.wikia.org/wiki/Americas?oldid=22019" Categories: The Americas Continents Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.