This volume presents a synthesis of over a century of academic research on the question of prehistoric trans-oceanic contacts between Polynesia and the New World. Leading experts in archaeology, botany, linguistics, and physical anthropology discuss the latest ground-breaking evidence that supports pre-Columbian Polynesian landfalls in both North and South America.
Terry L. Jones is professor of anthropology and chair of the Social Sciences Department at California Polytechnic State University. Alice A. Storey is lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Paleoanthropology at the University of New England in Australia. Elizabeth A. Matisoo-Smith is professor of biological anthropology at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Jose Miguel Ramirez-Aliaga is archaeology director of the Centro de Estudios Rapa Nui at the Universidad de Valparaiso in Chile.
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Alice A. Storey, Elizabeth A. Matisoo-Smith, Jose Miguel Ramirez-Aliaga, Terry L. Jones