genetic facts [was: Ashby, botanical facts
Paul D. Roughan
pdr27 at csc.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Oct 22 20:27:26 EST 1998
Has anyone seriously proposed a hypothesis of polynesian origins in SE
Asia, travel to SA, and subsequent return voyages?
SA arrival at EI first, followed by polynesian arrival,
warfare/assimilation and continued contact with the rest of Polynesia.
EI (to this amateur) seems impervious to one-origin analysis - 'South
America OR SE Asia'. Of course, its a lot harder to falsify this sort
of hypothesis, which may be too close to 'ad hoc-ness' for scientific
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