Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia
by Thompson, Christina
For more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean–the only people to have lived there until the arrival of European explorers. They can trace their roots to a group of epic voyagers who voyaged into the unknown in one of the greatest adventures in human history. How did the earliest Polynesians–people without writing or metal tools–find and colonize far-flung islands in the largest ocean in the world? This is the conundrum ("the Problem of Polynesian Origins") that Christina Thompson’s explores..