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The Lapita Peoples: Basis in Mathematics and Physics
This is the first account of the Lapita peoples, the common ancestor of the Polynesians, Micronesians, and Austronesian-speaking Melanesians who over the last 4000 years colonized the islands of the Pacific, including New Zealand and territories as far afield as Fiji and Hawaii. Its purpose is to provide answers to some of the most puzzling archaeological and ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published January 31st 1997 by Wiley-Blackwell
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VERY interesting for a person living in Polynesia. I wondered where these folks came from. Now I know. BUT the meticulous display of technical information about the artifacts and all were tiresome. I am no reading the author's story of Kua'aina Kahiko --- a place here on Maui where I love to go when I have a car. I love the lonely coast away from an island not filled with Aloha anymore!
Patrick Vinton Kirch, Director of the Oceanic Archaeology Laboratory, holds the Class of 1954 Professorship in Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley.More about Patrick Vinton Kirch...