1. Maciamo

    Eastern Polynesia colonised by Austronesians and Native Americans

    A new paper confirms that Native pre-Columbian Americans from Colombia migrated to Eastern Polynesia 800 years ago and intermingled with the expanding Polynesian population of Austronesian origin. Native American gene flow into Polynesia predating Easter Island settlement, Ioannidis et al...
  2. Rainbow Warrior

    Several Easter Island tablet chants deciphered

    In the Decipherment of the Easter Island Tablets, there is deciphered for the first time, chants from the Easter Island tablets used by the tohunga priests to pray for the swim of young passage-rite initiates. One of the chants, called the Tattoo Soothing Chant of Maui's Ball Game, names the...