Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin's Reviews > Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Sea People by Christina Thompson
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
16212136
Starts with the European encounter with the peoples of Polynesia as they made early forays and later more systematic exploration and conquest of an Ocean that takes up nearly half globe with islands dotting its huge expanse. As the Europeans encountered people who had braved the Pacific before them questions were raised at how the peoples of Polynesia pulled it off as pre-state, pre-literate peoples. The first guess was they randomly drifted onto the islands but once Europeans put aside their egos and explored their navigating abilities the picture on the Polynesian conquest of the Pacific it became clear that their seafaring is more remarkable than the European's feats in the age of exploration. As the picture evolved the methods and means of the conquest of the Pacific is explained by various oral stories, Star charts, and island wildlife sign the Polynesians spread and traded with each other across the Pacific.
8 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Sea People.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

April 7, 2019 – Started Reading
April 7, 2019 – Shelved
April 7, 2019 –
5.0%
April 7, 2019 –
5.0%
April 8, 2019 –
8.0%
April 8, 2019 –
11.0%
April 8, 2019 –
14.0%
April 8, 2019 –
17.0%
April 8, 2019 –
20.0%
April 8, 2019 –
26.0%
April 8, 2019 –
29.0%
April 9, 2019 –
31.0%
April 9, 2019 –
34.0%
April 9, 2019 –
37.0%
April 9, 2019 –
48.0%
April 9, 2019 –
51.0%
April 9, 2019 –
57.0%
April 9, 2019 –
66.0%
April 9, 2019 –
69.0%
April 11, 2019 –
71.0%
April 11, 2019 –
77.0%
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: 00000good-things
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: 1990-to-2019
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: 1960-to-1989
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: 1890-1959
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: 1801-to-1900
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: 1701-to-1800
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: 1500-to-1700
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: education
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: european-history
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: general-history
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: modernism
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: nonfiction
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: oceania
April 12, 2019 – Shelved as: world-history
April 12, 2019 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.