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Imagine setting sail from Hawaii in a canoe. Your target is a small island thousands of kilometers away in the middle of the Pacific Ocean — a body of water that covers more than 160 million square kilometers. For thousands of years, Polynesian navigators managed voyages like this without the help of modern navigational aids. How did they do it? Alan Tamayose and Shantell De Silva explain.
Lesson by Alan Tamayose and Shantell De Silva, directed by Patrick Smith.
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TED-Ed, . (2021, January 22). How did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2226/how-did-polynesian-wayfinders-navigate-the-pacific/
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TED-Ed, . "How did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Jan 2021. Web. 21 Jan 2022.