Across a string of Pacific islands, the Lapita left traces of their culture: primitive nail files broken from staghorn coral reefs.
methods rely on characteristic faunal and geological patterns to bracket the period when the fossil existed.Evolution only gained significant momentum after the theory of evolution, published by Charles Darwin in November 1859, implied that man was merely another product of life on earth, with origins shared by the other creatures and not its ultimate purpose. Wallace proposed the same theory at a joint presentation to the Linnaean Society in London .Without the universal acceptance of the principle of evolution, there is no chance for the serious proposal of holism.The first Polynesian settlers sailed to Tonga between 2,830 and 2,846 years ago, according to new research. 7 in the journal PLo S One, relied on ultraprecise dating of coral tools found at Tonga's first settlement."The technique provides us with unbelievable precision in dating quite ancient materials," said David Burley, a co-author of the study and an archaeologist at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.