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Climate and canoe offer colonisation clues

John Kerr posted in on September 30th, 2014.

Two new studies from Australian and New Zealand authors have shed light on the travels of the first Polynesian settlers of New Zealand. Computer modelling of historical wind patterns, published in PNAS, suggest that the prevailing Pacific winds in during 1100-1300 AD would have been very favourable to Polynesian settlers travelling to Easter Island and […]

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