Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Austronesians In Antarctica

Oral histories that are likely to be accurate indicate that Austronesian Maori mariners from New Zealand made regular trips to Antarctica starting ca. 600s CE

The paper is:

Priscilla M. Wehi, et al., "A short scan of Māori journeys to Antarctica." Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1 (2021) DOI: 10.1080/03036758.2021.1917633 (open access).

For what it is worth, the abstract is poorly written, but the body text has some decent nuggets of insight.

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