From a Common Ancestor
Auckland Museum’s “most ambitious” travelling exhibition Vaka Moana – Voyages of the Ancestors is currently at Taiwan’s National Museum of Prehistory and the National Museum of Natural Science. University professor and editor of the exhibit’s companion book, Kerry Howe says: “The human settlement of the Pacific islands is not just a Pacific story. It is also the final chapter in the story of human exploration and settlement of our planet. With the settlement of the Pacific islands, we reached the end of our habitable world.” Vaka Moana – Voyages of the Ancestors: The Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific won the history category of the 2007 NZ Montana Book Awards.