How did Lata do it?

Materials and Methods of the Original Polynesian Voyager is the title of a presentation to be given by cultural anthropologist Dr. Mimi George and Meph Wyeth at the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s Papalina Road Headquarters on Thursday at 7 p.m.

The talk will complement the Vaka Taumako Project’s “Sailing with Lata” exhibition now on display at the Kaua‘i Museum in Lihu‘e. Highlights will include details of the ancient canoe building and navigation skills of Nga Taumako, Polynesian inhabitants of the Solomon Islands, who may be the last people on earth who still know how to build and sail the types of canoes that made their ancestors the boldest seafarers in the world.

This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call 822-0647.


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