Austronesian sailing to the northern Marianas, a comment on Hung et al. (2011)

  title={Austronesian sailing to the northern Marianas, a comment on Hung et al. (2011)},
  author={Olaf Winter and Geoffrey Clark and Atholl Anderson and Anders Lindahl},
  pages={898 - 910}
As advocates of the out-of-Taiwan hypothesis of Remote Oceanic colonisation, Hung et al. (2011) want to claim the Marianas as the first beachhead of an early Austronesian dispersal from the northern Philippines (Figure 1). We argue that the proposition is neither supported by linguistic subgrouping or ceramic technology, nor by consideration of sailing conditions or historical voyages. These data together indicate that the origin of the Chamorro people of the Marianas was elsewhere in Island… 

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