Trans-Pacific Connections of the Ancient Americans
How did the sweet potato spread from America to Polynesia?
articles by Yuri Kuchinsky posted in sci.archaeology
More articles dealing with the sweet potato, a plant that was extremely important
to ancient peoples all around the Pacific basin, are gathered here.
This is some interesting and little known information about the manioc, a very useful American plant, being found very early on Easter Island.
- Here's another interesting article on this subject. This
discussion is about the general background of transmission.
- This is an exchange with Bernard. He came late into this discussion, and was unaware that the ancient transmission of sweet potato around the Pacific is no longer in doubt. It is accepted widely by specialists in the field.
All these exchanges are from early in '97.
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