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41 Polynesia, East and South, including transpacific migration

Prehistory

Part II: Holocene migrations

  1. Atholl Anderson

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm841

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • archaeology;
  • Holocene;
  • Oceania, Polynesia