Oceania 750 CE

The Polynesian colonization of the major Pacific islands is in its final phase.

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What is happening in Oceania in 750CE

Final Polynesian colonization

This period sees the colonizing of the rest of the major islands of the Pacific, with voyages originating from the core area of Samoa-Tonga, Tahiti, the Society Islands, and the Marquesas.

The sweet potato

At some point around this time the sweet potato arrived in Polynesia. This has led some scholars to think that Polynesian sailors voyaged as far as the coast of South America. Others believe that these vegetables floated on the ocean currents to their new destination.

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