Where did the Polynesian People Really Come From?
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 694 , Segment 2
Episode: Sense of Direction
- Oct 12, 2020 6:00 pm
- 24:13 mins
Guest: Christina Thompson, "Harvard Review" editor, author of "Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia" and "Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story" How did the earliest Polynesians conquer the largest ocean on our planet? How did they manage to colonize virtually every habitable island in the vast, watery triangle between Hawaii, New Zealand, and Easter Island? It’s quite the historical puzzle—a puzzle we’ll try to solve.