genetic facts [was: Ashby, botanical facts

Bernard Ortiz de Montellano bortiz at
Thu Oct 22 20:27:35 EST 1998

In article <362FCE0B.8E9E17 at>, Duncan Craig
<dunkers at> wrote:

>   So, while the genetic evidence against Heyerdahl is strong as to origins and
> directions of migrations,  the same evidence seems to support Heyerdahls
> estimation of the maritime abilities of ancient Polynesians. 

Heyerdahl was certainly *not* the pioneer or a controversial advocate for
the navigating and sailing ability of *Polynesians*. This was and is quite
the *establishment* view. What Heyerdahl and his disciples here advocate,
and are disputed, is the sailing capacities of *South Americans*

Bernard Ortiz de Montellano

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