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The Earth and its Peoples: 5th Edition - Chapter 15 Notes

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Chapter 15 Notes The Maritime Revolution, to 1550 Global Maritime Expansion Before 1450 The Pacific Ocean Travel across oceans and seas is one of the greatest technological challenges The rewards of sea travel make it worthwhile Ships move goods and people and ideas more profitably The Ancestors of the Polynesians originated in Asia The Polynesians developed 120-foot long seaworthy canoes They also had great navigation skills and could voyage great distances Polynesian settlements in the islands of the Eastern Pacific were planned. The populations of the islands developed distinctively and away from each other Over time, they grew more hierarchical and violent. The Indian Ocean

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