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ANP_264_Lecture_12__ANGEL_ - TheFallofEasterIsland ANP264

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The Fall of Easter Island ANP 264  Great Discoveries in Archaeology Dr. Norder
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The Two Mysteries 1) How did people get there? 2) What’s up with the big stone heads?
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Easter Island Polynesia How did people get there?
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1300 BC 1000 AD 500 AD 200 AD 700 AD First, a brief history of Polynesia
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Polynesian Origins Prior to 1300 BC there is little to no evidence of  people in Polynesia.  Came from an area to the east called Melanesia. 
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Polynesian Expansion  Fully horticultural societies. Domestic plants:  Root crops: yams, taros,  Fruit crops: bananas, breadfruits. Domestic animals: dogs, chickens, pigs. Accidental hitch-hiker: pacific rat. None of these species present in  Polynesia prior to humans. 
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Polynesian Expansion II The expansion of Polynesian peoples  begins in a region called Hawa’iki.  When moved to a new area, brought their  crops and animals with them.  Often completely replaced any indigenous  plant and animal species (mass  extinctions).
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ANP_264_Lecture_12__ANGEL_ - TheFallofEasterIsland ANP264

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