Polynesian Expansion Across the Pacific

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  • 14,000 BCE

    Polynesians are believed to have started their expansion across the Pacific

    Polynesians are believed to have started their expansion across the Pacific
    They are believed to originally come from Southern Asia or South America
  • 1,200 BCE

    Lapita People reach Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga

    Lapita People reach Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga
  • 1,000 BCE

    Lapita people settle Samoa

    Lapita people settle Samoa
  • -753 BCE

    Start of the early Roman Empire

    Start of the early Roman Empire
  • AD 1

    Common Era Begins

    Common Era Begins
  • 300

    Polynesians settle the Marques and Hawaiian islands

    Polynesians settle the Marques and Hawaiian islands
  • 700

    Easter Island settlement made

    Easter Island settlement made
  • 950

    Tongans conquer parts of Samoa

    Tongans conquer parts of Samoa
  • 1000

    First settlers on Cook Island

    First settlers on Cook Island
  • 1300

    Polynesians arrive in New Zealand

    Polynesians arrive in New Zealand
  • The Moa bird becomes extinct due to excessive hunting of it as a sorce of food

    The Moa bird becomes extinct due to excessive hunting of it as a sorce of food
  • Abel Tasman founds New Zealand

    Abel Tasman founds New Zealand
  • Captain James Cook discovered Hawaii

    Captain James Cook discovered Hawaii
  • Australia is founded by Captain James Cook

  • Samoa divided into two parts, owned by Germany and USA

    Samoa divided into two parts, owned by Germany and USA
  • Recreation of the great 10000km sea voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti

    Recreation of the great 10000km sea voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti
  • Period:
    1,450 BCE
    to
    1,000 BCE

    Moai statues are erected on Rupa Nul

  • Period: to

    American Civil War

  • Period: to

    First World War