Friday, December 10, 2004

A revealing map

Since I will be discussing some long-range contacts more frequently I'm linking a map showing wide distribution of cultural items:

The map is by no means exhaustive as listing too many items would make it difficult to read. However, it does show an emphasis that is both equatorial and coastal. The map does not show however, how most of the more inland examples are linked with river settlements.

Paul Kekai Manansala


Birket-Smith, Kaj (1966/67) The Circumpacific Distribution of Knot Records. Folk, 8/9: 15–24.

Ewins, Rod. Barkcloth and the Origin of Paper.

Roberts, Helen Heffron, "Ancient Hawaiian music" IN Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 29 . Honolulu, The Museum, 1926.