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Teaching Ancient Canoe Found In New Zealand Reveals 'Sophisticated' Early Sailing Technology

Ancient Canoe Found In New Zealand Reveals 'Sophisticated' Early Sailing Technology

A large plank from a rare, ancient canoe was discovered in New Zealand and has been linked to Polynesian seafarers, the largest of three major Pacific Ocean cultures and the islands’ first colonizers. \n<br><br>\n<i><u>Navigating the Stars (Text 2)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set that celebrates Asian/Pacific American heritage as students explore ancient Polynesian sailing technology and navigation techniques. This article describes what archaeologists are learning about ancient Polynesians from the remains of a 600-year old canoe. Encourage students to evaluate the conclusions about ancient Polynesian culture that archaeologists have made based on evidence from the canoe

Philip Ross
International Business Times


What can ancient artifacts teach us about modern day cultures?
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.9 - Compare Texts


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