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  1. Where Did the Polynesians Really Come From?

    ... and the last part of Oceania to be settled by humans was Polynesia. Polynesians are famous for their voyages to remote islands in ... and the last part of Oceania to be settled by humans was Polynesia. Polynesians are famous for their voyages to remote islands in ...

    Caleb Strom - 15/06/2017 - 14:06

  2. Ghost Beliefs in Polynesia: When Spirits Return and Possess

    ... held by the Polynesians, are less so. In terms of geography, Polynesia covers a large area in the central and southern parts of the Pacific ... held by the Polynesians, are less so. In terms of geography, Polynesia covers a large area in the central and southern parts of the Pacific ...

    dhwty - 28/05/2017 - 22:55

  3. Ancient Skulls Give Insights into Origins of Polynesians

    ... cemetery belongs to the first known culture in Vanuatu and Polynesia, called the Lapita culture. Before they published the results of ... from Melanesia, Western Micronesia, Australia, China and Polynesia. The research will be continued and the researchers will examine DNA ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 31/12/2015 - 00:52

  4. Maori Artifacts Indicate Early Polynesian Settlement on New Zealand Island

    ... by some of the very earliest settlers from tropical parts of Polynesia. Blanshard, who became curious about this archaeological "cold case" ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 11/08/2017 - 22:54

  5. New study suggests that the Philippines is the ancestral homeland of Polynesians

    ... it is believed that the spread out across the Pacific to Polynesia, a sub-region made up of over 1,000 islands scattered over the ...

    aprilholloway - 20/03/2014 - 01:13

  6. Talietumu Fort, Wallis and Futuna: The Fortress for a King Whose Feet Could Never Touch the Ground

    ... and offers a fascinating insight into the unique history of Polynesia. Ruins of Talietumu Talietumu, also known as Kolo Nui, is ... the monarch alone - as the semi-divine nature of kingship in Polynesia meant that his feet could not touch the ground like his subjects. ...

    Ed Whelan - 22/12/2018 - 23:05

  7. Disney ALMOST Got It Right: From Moana to Mayhem, The Mythology Behind the Real Maui

    ... A. W. Reed. Maui: Legends of the Demigod of Polynesia. Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1943. (Deriv.) Source: Reed ...

    Veronica Parkes - 07/03/2017 - 18:50

  8. DNA Study reveals connection between Brazil and Polynesia. Well, how?

    ... . DNA Study reveals connection between Brazil and Polynesia. Well, how? ...

    ancient-origins - 07/04/2013 - 13:06

  9. The Maori: A Rich and Cherished Culture at the World’s Edge

    ... of the Maori Culture The Maori likely originate from East Polynesia near the Society Islands and the southern Cook Islands. In Maori ... Settlement on New Zealand Island Ghost Beliefs in Polynesia: When Spirits Return and Possess A Maori haka. (Erin ...

    Caleb Strom - 30/12/2018 - 23:02

  10. Real-Life Lord of the Flies: The Strange and Violent History of Pitcairn Island

    ... came from Mangareva, some 490km to the north west in French Polynesia. Wooden carving from Mangareva ( Wikimedia Commons ...

    Joanna Gillan - 27/07/2018 - 00:05

  11. New research suggests early contact between Easter Island and Americas

    ... support for such an early trans-Pacific route between Polynesia and the Americas, an impressive trek of more than 4,000 kilometers ... evidence for the presence of crops native to the Americas in Polynesia, including the Andean sweet potato, long before the first reported ...

    aprilholloway - 24/10/2014 - 22:57

  12. The Menhune of Hawaii – Ancient Race or Fictional Fairytale?

    ... in stature, who lived in Hawaii before settlers arrived from Polynesia. Many scholars attribute ancient structures found on the Hawaiian ...

    aprilholloway - 11/06/2014 - 01:38

  13. Mystery of Kennewick Man Identity Finally Solved - DNA is Native American

    ... A people closely related to the Ainu also once lived in Polynesia and many light-skinned Polynesians (typically from the ruling class) ...

    aprilholloway - 19/06/2015 - 14:54

  14. Falemauga Caves Provide Unprecedented Insight into Ancient Samoan History

    ... island of Savai'i, which is one of the largest islands in Polynesia. They’re in the region known as Falemauga, from which the caverns ... Jones and the Beachcombers of Samoa Ghost Beliefs in Polynesia: When Spirits Return and Possess Where Did the Polynesians ...

    Ed Whelan - 02/12/2018 - 13:56

  15. Tattooed Maori head returns to New Zealand from British Museum

    ... of New Zealand. They originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who are thought to have arrived in New Zealand in several waves of ...

    aprilholloway - 30/10/2013 - 00:43

  16. Ruins of Malden Island and The Mysterious Roads that Lead into the Sea

    Malden is a tiny, island in the central Pacific Ocean, covering about 15 square miles in area. It is one of the Line Islands belonging to the Republic of Kiribati and while there are no resident staff on Malden, there are the occasional visits by foreign yachtsmen. The island is best known for its ruins of unknown origins, its deposits of guano (a valuable agricultural fertilizer) and its former use as the site of the first British H-bomb tests.

    Michelle Freson - 10/09/2018 - 13:58

  17. The Sailor Cults of Samoa

    ... (1) (Page 129 Campbell Ian Christopher. “Gone Native in Polynesia: Captivity narratives and experiences from the South Pacific.” ... Publishing Group 1998) (2)(Page 129 Gone Native in Polynesia) (3)(Page 37 - THE DECISION TO LOTU: NEW PERSPECTIVES FROM WHALING ...

    Maya - 11/05/2014 - 22:22

  18. From Easter Island to Hawaii: Was there a Common Writing System used by Pacific Islanders?

    ... The Pu’u Loa site is the largest field of petroglyphs in Polynesia. Figure 1: Hawaiian Petroglyphs (Sutcliffe, Electric ... Hawaii is usually seen as an isolated group of Islands in Polynesia. As a result, it is surprising to discover petroglyphs on the ...

    Clyde Winters - 16/08/2016 - 14:44

  19. The Perplexing Purpose of the Gigantic Pulemelei ‘Pyramid’ Mound of Samoa

    One of the most important archaeological sites in Polynesia is the Pulemelei mound - the largest ancient monumental structure, ... One of the most important archaeological sites in Polynesia is the Pulemelei mound - the largest ancient monumental structure, ...

    Ed Whelan - 18/01/2019 - 01:38

  20. Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area on Norfolk Island was Hell in Paradise

    Australia is famous for its convict settlements and penal colonies. One of the most important and infamous convict settlements was at Norfolk Island in the South Pacific Sea. Today the penal colony can be visited in the Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) which is of huge historical significance to Australia and has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

    Ed Whelan - 28/11/2018 - 01:38

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