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    Why did the chicken cross the Pacific ocean?

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    Why did the chicken cross the Pacific?


    They were brought as part of the early human migration across the Pacific, and we have used ancient chicken bones to try to gain new insights into this process, with the results published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


    The colonisation of the remote Pacific was one of the great feats of human navigation. It started in Island Southeast Asia potentially in Taiwan, the Philippines, or Indonesia and moved across the vast expanse of ocean as far as Rapa Nui (Easter Island).


    Although this is one of the most recent of major human migrations we still know relatively little about the routes or the processes involved. We also don't know whether the eastward margin of this movement ended up contacting South America.


    The first major oceanic human migration across the Pacific was the colonisation of western Polynesia (including Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa) around 3,250-3,100 years ago by the Lapita culture, who are generally thought to be the ancestors of the Micronesian and Polynesian cultures.


    The Lapita culture was characterised by a distinctively decorated type of pottery, with the term "Lapita" originally based on archaeologist's mishearing of the New Caledonian word "xapeta'a" – to dig a hole, or the place where one digs.


    The colonisation of western Polynesia occurred only a few hundred years after the emergence of the distinctive pottery tradition in the Bismarck Archipelago, east of New Guinea, around 3,200 years ago, although its antecedents can be traced back to Island Southeast Asia.




    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-03-chickens-tale-human-migration-pacific.html#jCp

    DonDowningJr

    I thought it was because "It taste like chicken".
    Colleen

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    Well according to this, you're wrong ;)
    DonDowningJr

    I see you are smiling, feel better now? I made you smile!
    DonDowningJr

    Simply, people like chicken, especially people who haven't worked in a chicken processing plant. They say it taste like rope.

    because he thought the streets were paved with gold in America

    DonDowningJr

    Sorry, try again! Comment: That's not even close!
    DonDowningJr

    Are you saying chickens don't like gold?


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