Verified weaving of wigs (picture B2), nets, cloth, and baskets dates back 27,000 years ago. And link directly below identifies that population as African. Backup Click.
Were the original Vikings an African people who travelled the seas from North Africa, through Scandinavia, North Europe and both sides of the North American Coast in the millenniums before European involvement? Evaluate for yourself.
Africans once lived in the Russian-Finland area. These countries sharing a common border. The mile-high ice sheets which covered Finland for thousands of years began to melt near 10,000 BC. As they melted, African populations in Russia could "move next door" to Finland into areas freed by the ice. These peoples were the Lapp or Saami - one of humanities' oldest peoples. Through intermarriage with the new immigrant Germanic people near 500 AD and after, the original indigenous people of 500 years ago and earlier have long vanished with some among the Germanics carrying on the tribal name Lapp or Saami that predated their arrival. When the Germanic tribes arrived near 500 AD, they became a part of Lapp culture. Today, while the African "look" is gone, Lapp / Saami skiing, ship-building, seafaring and deep sea-fishing, winter culture and language (Finnish) survives in the new arrivals, today's Finns. See the retreating ice sheet that enabled the ancient African people to move slowly west.
Tacitus on the origin and nature of the Germanic People. The Germanic people first encountered Western Europe (Europe of the Gauls / Celts / Moors) in the first century and just became populus during the Migration Period following 500 AD: Click. Tacitus records the early years.