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Antarctica was likely discovered 1,100 years before Westerners ‘found’ it – Livescience.com

Polynesians may have discovered Antarctica in the early 600s.

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The first humans to discover Antarctica
weren’t seafaring Westerners but rather Polynesians, who found the coldest continent 1,300 years ago, a new study suggests.
Researchers in New Zealand assessed oral histories about a Polynesian explorer spying an…

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