megalithic masonry and Polynesian history
   Author:   Yuri Kuchinsky
   Date: 1998/07/22
   Forums: sci.archaeology, sci.anthropology

GKeyes6988 ([19] wrote on 22 Jul 1998 00:51:40 GMT:



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

(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

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.


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