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Did they come from space, from Egypt, from the Americas? From other ancient civilizations? These are some of today's most fanciful claims about the first settlers of the islands of the Pacific. But none of them correctly answer the question: Where did the Polynesians come from?This book is a thoughtful and devastating critique of such new learning, and a careful and accessDid they come from space, from Egypt, from the Americas? From other ancient civilizations? These are some of today's most fanciful claims about the first settlers of the islands of the Pacific. But none of them correctly answer the question: Where did the Polynesians come from?This book is a thoughtful and devastating critique of such new learning, and a careful and accessible survey of modern archaeological, anthropological, genetic, and linguistics findings about the origins of Pacific Islanders. Professor Howe also examines the two-hundred-year-old history of Western ideas about Polynesian origins in the context of ever-changing fads and intellectual fashions....

Title : The Quest for Origins: Who First Discovered and Settled the Pacific Islands?
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ISBN : 9780824827502
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 235 Pages
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The Quest for Origins: Who First Discovered and Settled the Pacific Islands? Reviews

  • Rachel
    2019-01-29 09:03

    I didn't read this title word for word (in fact, I basically skipped the sunken continents theory chapter) but it's definitely interesting in that you get the current accepted answers to Pacific Island settlement and a look at the 200 year history of researching (ok, that's generous for some of the wackadoo ideas but you get what I mean) the settlement pattern of the last habitable lands on earth.

  • Chris F
    2019-01-22 12:55

    A good overview of current scholarship on the origins and spread of people through the Pacific. Also combined with the debunking of much of the crap currently floating around and pretending to be scholarship.

  • Benedict Reid
    2019-02-07 10:04

    A quick summary of why so many people believe falsehoods about where polynesians came from. Interesting, but a wee bit academic.