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The Prehistoric Exploration And Colonisation Of The Pacific Geoffrey Irwin

The Prehistoric Exploration And Colonisation Of The Pacific

Geoffrey Irwin

Published August 28th 1992
ISBN : 9780521403719
Hardcover
240 pages
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The exploration and colonization of the Pacific is a remarkable episode in human prehistory. Early sea-going explorers had no knowledge of Pacific geography, no instruments for measuring time and none for exploration. Forty years of modernMoreThe exploration and colonization of the Pacific is a remarkable episode in human prehistory. Early sea-going explorers had no knowledge of Pacific geography, no instruments for measuring time and none for exploration. Forty years of modern archaeology, experimental voyages in rafts, and computer simulations of voyages have produced an normous range of literature on this controversial subject. This book represents a major advance in knowledge of the settlement of the Pacific by suggesting that exploration was rapid, purposeful and undertaken systematically, and that navigation methods progressively improved.