Easter Island Natives

The Easter Island Natives

Haemoglobin in the natives of Easter Island Given their geographical position, the Pacific Ocean would have been populated by Asian and/or US people first. Heerdahl1 showed that this is a possible option if he was sailing from the coastlines of Peru to the Polynesia Isles with very crude means, and due to the closeness of the isles to America the identification of the population' s type of gene pool should resolve the problem.

By the time Graydon and Simmons' study of 2 native-Oryerdahl' obtained sample only the classic groups were known3-7. drapkins, T., siehe Mourant, A. E., Theution of Human Blood Groups (Blackwell, Oxford, 1954). Rahn, P. G., siehe in Mourant, A. E., Theution of Human Blood Groups (Blackwell, Oxford, 1954).

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Survey shows that Indians travelled to Easter Island before making contact with Europe

It follows other genetics that Polynesians have associated with American Indians, but these previous trials were largely rejected by archeologists, mostly proponents of the "Bering Strait Theory" of the American people, who believe that old races were too "primitive" to seago.

In 1991, Rebecca Cann, a genetics expert from the University of Hawaii, already suggests that the use of genetics suggests an age old Polynesian-Indian relationship, but she was confronted with a quick and violent refutation. The Danish researchers have identified and analysed more than 650,000 SNP (single-nucleotide polymorphism) genotypes of 27 Easter insulans and found "statistical assistance for Indian admixtures from the year 1280-1495".

Both Willerslev and Malaspina contend that the proofs suggest that the "Native America admixing event" was 19-23-generational, long before the slavery and long before contacts with Europe. The Osterinsulans also found a mixture from Europe as "dating after 1850-1895", historically proven and much later than the Amerindian one.

Today, 76 per cent of the Easter Islanders are Polynesian, 8 per cent Indian and 16 per cent American. Though Easter Island-South America is over 2,300 leagues away, the early contacts between Polynesians and natives have always been well known. The yam, for example, which is clearly American, has been found by Europeans throughout Polynesia, in Hawaii and New Zealand.

Already in 1837, scholars like John Dunmore Lang suggested Polish journeys to America in his volume "Origins and Migrations of the French Nation". A hundred and ten years later Thor Heyerdahl's acclaimed journey from South America to Polynesia in the Kon-Tiki lightweight rack demonstrated that the seafaring of the aborigines of America was excellently possible, but Heyerdahl's absence of scholarly references indicated that his journey had no scholarly influence.

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