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Ancient Voyagers in the Pacific

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Andrew Sharp's book argues his theory that the colonisation of islands across the Pacific was accidental rather than deliberate.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published 1957 by Penguin (first published 1956)
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Tom Schulte
Aug 05, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a well-researched book making a strong case for population of the Polynesian islands be non-purposeful pollination of humanity; accidental voyages due to storms or navigational error; exile, etc. This is due to the accounts gathered the earliest European explorers (mostly Cook), missionaries, etc. The author makes the case on navigation realities, horticultural, cultural, and linguistic evidence with a fair amount about the pig and the facts revealed by lone islands where the animal's na ...more
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