Polynesian Culture

Polynesian culture refers to the indigenous peoples' culture of Polynesia who share common traits in language, customs and society. Chronologically, the development of Polynesian culture can be divided into four different historical eras:

  • Exploration and settlement (c. 1800 BC - c. 700 AD)
  • Development in isolation (c. 700 - 1595)
  • European discovery and colonization until World War II (1595 - 1946)
  • Modern times/After World War II (1945 to present)

Read more about Polynesian CultureOrigins, Exploration and Settlement (c. 1800 BC - C. 700 AD), Development in Isolation: (c. 700 To 1595), European Discovery and Colonization, Until World War II (1595 To 1945), Modern Times/after World War II (1945 To Present), Further Reading

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... student, several archaeological digs in the Honolulu area piqued his interest in Polynesian artifacts and culture ... Catholic, Protestant, and Mormon missionaries had been so successful that by the 1920s Polynesians had abandoned their ancestral gods in all but a few isolated places ... realized this, he dedicated his life to finding and documenting as much pre-Christian Polynesian culture as he could ...

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