To: SunkenCiv; Coyoteman
posted on 06/04/2007 5:58:56 PM PDT
Ancient Polynesians were great explorers, but tended to settle only in uninhabited islands. It seems that if they found other people, they would usually turn around and go home, she says.
Good policy; probably protected them from diseases for which they had no immunity. I guess you CAN choose your neighbors after all.
posted on 06/04/2007 6:07:12 PM PDT
Scholars swim in choppy waters
: Did Polynesians visit Southern California many centuries ago? The evidence some fishhooks, a boat design, and a few words in common is limited. But to some those clues are tantalizing, even persuasive.
posted on 06/04/2007 6:14:51 PM PDT
(Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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