Bishop Museum Media

Science in Action : Conquest of the Pacific, 1960

Episode of the series "Science in Action" produced by California Academy of Sciences released in 1960. Hosted by Dr. Earl S. Herald this episode visits Bishop Museum Director Dr. Alexander Spoehr and talks about migration and settlement across the Pacific. Subjects include island groupings in the Pacific; canoe types; domesticated food plants; how research is conducted with language, plants, and technology; settlement dates; tattoos; sweet potatoes; nēnē. Includes artifacts and recordings of chants. This footage is from Bishop Museum accession number 1984.0215.0024.

Languages: English


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