41 Polynesia, East and South, including transpacific migration
Part II: Holocene migrations
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Anderson, A. 2013. 41 Polynesia, East and South, including transpacific migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Polynesia forms the largest archipelago in Oceania in terms of total extent, and its colonization occurred in two separate phases separated by 2,000 years: c.1000 bce in Tonga and Samoa, but only after 1000 ce in Hawaii, New Zealand, and Easter Island, some of the most isolated habitable landmasses on earth.
- Oceania, Polynesia