Native Americans reached Polynesia around 1200AD and colonised the area BEFORE European settlers

Native Americans reached Polynesia around 1200AD and colonised the area BEFORE European settlers

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Native Americans from modern-day Colombia reached Polynesia around 1200 AD on a Kon-Tiki-like voyage, colonising the area before Europeans reached Easter Island. Researchers from the US and Mexico used large-scale genetic analyses to show that modern-day Polynesian populations contain traces of Native American DNA. Statistical analysis revealed that prehistoric Polynesian populations first met and interbred
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