Evidence that they reached South America several centuries before Europeans did so is inconclusive.While this sequence seems rather straightforward, the exact dates and the order of settlement are debated.
Zudem begegnen sich auch die verschiedenen Altersgruppen nicht in den 3 Barrunden, sondern erst am Ende zum Abschlusstreffen.
Around 100,000 years ago humans left Africa, where they originated, and gradually spread north and east into Europe and Asia.
Between 50,000 and 25,000 BC, using simple rafts, people gradually dispersed through the large islands of South-East Asia.
Between 12 BC they spread rapidly to Fiji and West Polynesia, including Tonga and Samoa.
The last Pacific migrations were to the distant points of Polynesia – Hawaii (600 AD), Easter Island (700 AD) and New Zealand (1250–1300 AD).