Polynesians Discovered Antarctica Over 1,300 Years Ago, New Research Suggests


Polynesians Discovered Antarctica Over 1,300 Years Ago, New Research Suggests

A review of literary and oral history suggests Polynesians, and not Europeans, were the first to explore Antarctic waters and possibly even spot the frozen continent itself.

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Tags: Science, Environment, Antarctica, New Zealand, Polynesia, Iwi, Ngai Tahu, Priscilla Wehi, The Royal Society Of New Zealand, Hui Te Rangiora, Ui Te Rangiora, Maori People, Ngahuia Mita, Tairawhiti, Regions Of New Zealand

Source:  https://gizmodo.com/polynesians-discovered-antarctica-over-1-300-years-ago-1847071576