Wade Davis: Polynesian Navigation and the Settling of the Known World


Anthropologist Wade Davis traces the history and tradition of Polynesian wayfinding.

"Polynesians were the greatest navigators in history," says anthropologist Wade Davis, who has spent decades living with and learning from cultures around the world. In this presentation, Wade traces the tradition of Polynesian navigation--from the colonization of Polynesia through today's revitalization of the ancient practice currently being led by Nainoa Thompson and the Polynesian Voyaging Society.