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11.2.11 - November 2, 2011 Peopling the Watery Worlds of...

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November 2, 2011 Peopling the Watery Worlds of the Pacific Islands Bio-geographical trend of W-E diminishing species diversity Polynesian Triangle o Most north corner: Hawii o Most East corner: Easter Island/ Rapanui o Most West corner: New Zealand o In the middle: Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands, etc. Voyagers left region of New Guinea, Solomaon Islands, Vanuatu d New Caledonia about 3,000 years ago in 1000 BC They arivedin Fiji-Tonga-Samoa region where they spent as much as 1,500 years before salling out of samoa, perhaps no earlier than 500 AD Orthdoc theory suggests a central east Polynesia jumping off area in the Marqesas- Society Islands area, new archeological work suggests the voyagers kept moveing and quickly established a regional homeland—multi-archipelago Polynesian homeland connected by active canoe voyaging, a single langurage and culture. Hawai’I was among the earliest settlements in 800 to 1000 AD Double halled out riggers: Hokule’a and Alingano Maisu
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course ANTH 123 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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11.2.11 - November 2, 2011 Peopling the Watery Worlds of...

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