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03/05/2009 03:37:00 SPRING 2009---INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY--- GEOL 107 Study Guide #1 - Egyptians, Minoans, Phoenicians, Polynesians—who ‘invented’ oceanography? Polynesians - Why did these early cultures explore the ocean? Trade, curiosity, conquest -What did Eratosthenes contribute to oceanography? Discovered system of using imaginary line to measure and divide the surface  of the earth (latitude and longitude) -How did the loss of Eratosthenes’ work affect oceanographers over 1000 years  later? He had accurately predicted the size and circumference of the Earth and  because it was lost, oceanographers took 1000 years longer to get the  theories back on track -The age of European exploration of the oceans and foreign lands took place  over what general time period?  Name some of the well-known European explorers of  this era. 15
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