The Origins of the First New Zealanders

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Doug G. Sutton
Auckland University Press, 1994 - Ethnology - 269 pages
This multidisciplinary volume presents a fresh look at New Zealand settlement history. Contributors re-examine the orthodox scenario of Polynesian colonization, and by studying aspects of New Zealand like the languages, the climate, the archeological evidence, and the geomorphology, they create new and challenging models for the date, type, and source of that country's colonization.

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Preface Douglas G Sutton
Colonisation of the Pacific Basin
Experimental Voyaging and Maori Settlement

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About the author (1994)

Douglas Sutton is a professor of anthropology at the University of Auckland and has directed the Pouerua Project from its inception.

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