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    Re: Traditional Polynesian 'location indicators'
    From: Trevor Kenchington
    Date: 2004 Feb 22, 08:58 +0000

    George,
    
    Your argument could explain the process of discovery and settlement of
    Pacific island groups but it ignores the extensive two-way inter-island
    communication which (I understand) continued after settlement of many
    (not all) groups -- though not generally right through to the time of
    European contact.
    
    
    Trevor Kenchington
    
    
    
    You wrote:
    
    > I have ended up somewhat sceptical of claims of the superb ocean-navigating
    > skills of the Polynesian peoples (or the other Pacific-island societies).
    > But that is entirely on the basis of secondhand learning (and a sceptical
    > nature), and my mind is open to being convinced otherwise.
    
    
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