How did Polynesian wayfinders navigate the Pacific Ocean? - Alan Tamayose and Shantell De Silva
- 1,627,063 Views
- 19,830 Questions Answered
- TEDEd Animation
The Star Compass was a mental construct used by Polynesian navigators. Here are examples.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is currently developing Kilo Hōkū, a Virtual Reality simulator of the Star Compass. Please visit their website for updates.
Create and share a new lesson based on this one.
More from The World's People and Places
Why were there three popes at the same time?
Lesson duration 06:13
The rise and fall of the Mughal Empire
Lesson duration 05:22
Why did the British Empire burn, sink, and hide these documents?
Lesson duration 04:59
A day in the life of a teenager in medieval Baghdad
Lesson duration 04:46