When Spanish explorers came across this group of Pacific Islands, they discovered alluvial gold and thought they had found the source of the biblical King Solomon’s wealth. 327 more words
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Oh wow, how Auckland has changed in the last six years. Why did I leave it so long between visits?!
Due to hosting a flurry of major sporting event, including the Rugby World Cup in 2011, and the Cricket World Cup earlier this year, the city has invested in further developing the city. 184 more words
A University of Otago PhD student analysing dental calculus (hardened plaque) from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European contact. 433 more words
Epic pre-Columbian voyage suggested by genes
Wooden canoes like this one from Easter Island may have brought Native Americans and Polynesians together.
Polynesians from Easter Island and natives of South America met and mingled long before Europeans voyaged the Pacific, according to a new genetic study of living Easter Islanders. 464 more words