Lost World of the Pacific

Radio Times
Review by:
Gill Crawford

For many years, scientists considered the Polynesians as “accidental settlers”, who drifted across the Pacific without a particular destination in mind. But current research is blowing this idea about as far as these ancient islanders actually went. This intriguing documentary seems to offer proof that 1,000 years ago the people of Easter Island and the Marquesas were sophisticated navigators and boat builders who knew exactly where they were going – and how to get back again.

About this programme

Investigating an alleged lost civilization on the Marquesas Archipelago, which is thought to have been the centre of an ancient and thriving society. Combining archaeological and geological evidence, a story of cannibals, stone cities, human sacrifice, and adventurers is uncovered.

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Education

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