[Sca-cooks] First Chickens in Americas came from Polynesia
johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Wed Jun 6 18:02:10 PDT 2007
Time to rewrite those lists of what is new world
and old world and those voyages of discover...
First Chickens in Americas Were Brought From Polynesia
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD New York Times
Published: June 5, 2007
Why did the chicken cross the Pacific Ocean? To get to the other side,
in South America. How? By Polynesian canoes, which apparently arrived at
least 100 years before Europeans settled the continent.
That is the conclusion of an international research team, which reported
yesterday that it had found “the first unequivocal evidence for a
pre-European introduction of chickens to South America,” or presumably
anywhere in the New World.
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