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Unformatted text preview: t originally migrated from Asia around 28,000 B.C./ Ice Age t Or earlier: Ex. Mungo-man in Australia (60,000 B.C.) t Double-outrigger Canoes • By 400 A.D.: reached most of South Pacific Austronesian Culture i Seafaring Skills • Inter-island traders t Pottery • Lapita t Domestication of crops/animals • Yams, sweet potatoes, bananas, coconuts, pigs, dogs, chickens (also fishing) Polynesians i Descendants of early Austronesians • From different island communities t Hence “Polynesian” meaning “belonging to many islands” • Ranged from tribal to village units to multi-island alliances • Oceanic language family t Subset of Eastern Austronesian family • Reached Hawaii around 300 A.D. and Easter Island around 400 A.D. t “Polynesian Triangle” t Hawaii, Easter Island, New Zealand t Mystery of Easter Island...
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- Winter '09
- History, Polynesia, South Pacific, Austronesian Language similarities, Grand Pyramids Giza, Eastern Austronesian family