600 Year-Old Canoe in New Zealand Reveals Ancient Polynesian Sailing Technology

October 1, 2014 12:42 PM

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New research reveals that a recently discovered 600 year-old canoe in New Zealand is linked to Polynesian seafarers.

New Zealand was first discovered by Polynesian sailors that later colonized the land around 1200 CE. This canoe, however, provided clues as to how Polynesians used wind technology to power their sea craft and travel thousands of kilometers over the Pacific Ocean.

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