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Demographics: Were diseases the sole reason for the decrease in native Hawaiian population?

Wikipedia says: After Europeans and mainland Americans first arrived during the Kingdom of Hawaii period, the overall population of Hawaii, until that time composed solely of indigenous Hawaiians, ...
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To what extent were Polynesians in contact with one-another before European contact?

Motivation Pacific islanders (Polynesians, Melanesians, Micronesians) before contact with Europeans were able seafarers that had discovered and settled virtually all Pacific islands that could ...
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What country has the shortest history of human habitation?

Feel free to interpret the question as referring to either permanent human habitation or human habitation in general.
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Is there evidence to suggest movement of a pre-modern people group from South America to New Caledonia?

Recently we toured the New Calendonia culture centre. Our guide pointed to this marking on a rock, and said: My wife did a Masters in History in Canberra, and other experts have found rocks with ...
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Looking for a people where the “traditional” gender roles are shifted [closed]

Quite some time ago, I read about a people —I think it was a people of islanders in the Pacific Ocean— where women were displaying what is considered in Western societies as a masculine behaviour, and,...
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Did the indigenous inhabitants of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia originate from the same diaspora? [closed]

Pacific settlement is spread over a very wide area, grouped into three common ethic or geographic groupings: Did the indigenous inhabitants of these regions originate from the same diaspora?
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Easter Islands: were the Islanders starving when found?

I was working on wording a food question for Pitcairn islanders (settlers from the Bounty mutiny) when I happened across this article. It suggests that the 'commonly known' theories of the Easter ...