megalithic masonry and Polynesian history Author: Yuri Kuchinsky Date: 1998/07/22 Forums: sci.archaeology, sci.anthropology _________________________________________________________________ GKeyes6988 (email@example.com) wrote on 22 Jul 1998 00:51:40 GMT: : MEGALITHIC STONE WALLS: Greg, So you have now discovered sophisticated stone masonry in Hawaii? Congratulations. But Heyerdahl was well aware of these way back in 195Os. See AMERICAN INDIANS IN THE PACIFIC, p. 202. These constructions clearly belong to the earliest strata of Hawaii archaeology. Which really proves the larger point that they were not a product of a long indigenous evolution in Hawaii, themselves! In other words, this is hardly likely to be the work of the Polynesian-speakers. What we are talking about here is the most basic and bare-bones outline of the history of Polynesia. Never mind the fine details. It is perfectly clear to me that the Mainstream View of the Polynesian history is nothing but one Big Lie and an Absurdity that makes zero archaeological or even logical sense. Here's the realistic view. Clearly there were different waves of human settlement. Different peoples were coming in at different times from different directions. This is what the basic facts on the ground are telling us. There were different racial groups, Negroid, Asian, and Caucasian-like, coming in waves. How can this be denied? All of them are well described in literature. Negroid, i.e. Melanesian-type, populations were almost certainly the earliest on various Polynesian islands. Later they were conquered and marginalized by new incoming population groups. The stone-work is really all that is needed to show these basic outlines. Here are the facts: FACT 1: Both in Hawaii and on EI, the most sophisticated masonry comes the earliest. This is attested ca. 500. The parallels are clearly with SA. No parallels in the Western Polynesia. None. No local evolution evident. The conclusion is inevitable: SA influence. FACT 2: This type of masonry goes into decline in later periods, but plenty of less sophisticated stone construction of different types is still being done. FACT 3: When the Europeans arrive, no large-scale stone construction is being done hardly anywhere in Polynesia. These arts declined and disappeared in most places. The fairly uniform Polynesian-speaking populations at contact were much more interested in woodworking and canoe-building. (Readers may notice that these "three facts" correspond roughly with the three basic periods of EI archaeology as defined by the Norwegian Archaeological Expedition to EI. Needless to say, mainstream scholars are attempting in various ways to avoid accepting these archaeological findings.) This is the basic realistic outline. The Mainstream Lie, i.e. a uniform Polynesian speaking population expanding gradually into virgin lands and evolving various cultural elements gradually and locally simply has no basis in fact. Face it, people. Yuri. Yuri Kuchinsky -=O=- http://www.globalserve.net/~yuku UPDATED "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." -- Lewis Carrol, "Through the Looking Glass" _________________________________________________________________Click here to go one level up in the directory.