Geological and oral history of Pacific Ocean

Professor James Goff digs up evidence of tsunamis from the past to find clues that could prepare us for future threats. Recently Goff and his team uncovered signs of distinct periods of interruption during early Polynesian settlement of the Pacific.  “The timing of these coincides with the occurrence of massive earthquakes and tsunamis, much larger than anything that’s happened since we started keeping written records.”  In working closely with local Indigenous populations, Goff has been able to tap into a rich oral tradition that extends back through countless generations. For full story click here.

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