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Re: The mysterious origins of the Polynesians
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Newsgroup: sci.archaeology
Posted by: Peter Alaca
2007-10-17 18:12:33

David wrote:

> On Oct 17, 9:32 am, Jack Linthicum
> wrote:
>> On Oct 17, 9:16 am, David wrote:
>> ...
>>> My current understanding is that the Maori came from India.
>>> Does this correspond with your intuition or grounded knowledge?
>>
>> Same place as all the other Polynesians
>>
>> http://hpgl.stanford.edu/publications/HM_2001_v17_p271.pdf
>>
>> There is one study that says the women are from Taiwan and the men
>> from New Guinea.
>>
>> http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s823810.htm
>>
>> I usually like to see some better evidence than this last, but it
>> illustrates the dual origin theory carried to its extreme.
>>
>> The India origin thesis has enough holes to screen a window. Wishing
>> won't make it so.http://www.salagram.net/MaoriOrigins-page.htm
>
> Thanks for the interesting links.
>
> I add -
>
> Journal of Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland,
> Volume 15, 1886, page 192
>
> "The Origin, Physical Characteristics, and Manners and Customs
> of the Maori Race"
>
> http://www.jstor.org/view/09595295/dm995266/99p0368g/0
>
> "Whatever may have been the original course of their migration there
> can be no doubt that the Maoris owe their origin to the Malay stock."

Well, you know how to find your sources.
1886. Wow

 

 

 

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