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Climate windows for polynesian voyaging to New Zealand and easter Island

Goodwin, Ian; Browning, Stuart; Anderson, Atholl


Debate about initial human migration across the immense area of East Polynesia has focused upon seafaring technology, both of navigation and canoe capabilities, while temporal variation in sailing conditions, notably through climate change, has received less attention. One model of Polynesian voyaging observes that as tradewind easterlies are currently dominant in the central Pacific, prehistoric colonization canoes voyaging eastward to and through central East Polynesia (CEP: Society, Tuamotu,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1408918111/-/DCSupplemental


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