Lecture on Polynesian Navigation

General objective of this lecture is to present on Polynesian Navigation. For the ancient Polynesians, finding Easter Island must have been like finding a needle in a haystack. Using no instruments, the canoe team navigated as their ancestors did, by the stars. Polynesian Master Navigators lacked mechanical instruments to guide their voyages, they were guided by: Astronomy; Winds and waves; Accumulated knowledge and experience of forebears.