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
She needs to do some sailing in the Pacific, you don’t turn around and go home in the slug boats they had back then. Even modern sailing boats of today with GPS have a tough go to windward.
posted on 06/04/2007 6:19:47 PM PDT
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