Part 3: The Tocharian, Chapter 30: The Tocharian of Polynesia

Part 3: The Tocharian, Chapter 30: The Tocharian of Polynesia

Posted November 30, 2009

The King of stone marae Taputapuatea …


Book Two: The peoples

Part 3: The Tocharian

Chapter 30: The Tocharian of Polynesia

Persecution for archaeological

In Polynesia, but in reality throughout Oceania, and more generally in all the lands colonized the world, archaeological sites are taboo They even tripling taboos:   First they are taboo because they are considered sacred places by indigenous survivors   Then they are doubly taboo, and forbidden to settlers, as representative of religions that are not Christian Orthodox … And if by chance the construction of these ancient religions are so beautiful and massive than the supposedly superior technology of the era of Christian missionaries would be unable to reproduce, no problem: it is the work of the devil …   Finally, they are triple taboo, as the colonizing power in place does not want to admit that intelligent and civilized people could live here before them … One would be to recognize their rights to land that has stolen from their ancestors under the name of annexation …

The evangelization of Polynesia

The evangelization of Polynesia resulted in massive destruction of sacred sites She was ordered by King Pomare II, the armed wing of the missionaries, who defeated and betrayed his brothers, at the Battle of Fei Pi in 1815 Recent archaeological excavations have helped to rediscover the sacred places such as marae, petroglyphs and tiki But as things lost …

The megaliths of Polynesia

As we shall see, Polynesia is a territory megalithic: menhirs, circles, temples, giant walls, petroglyphs, platforms and pyramids are present on all major islands, at least all those that emerged there were five thousand years … Austronesian population is located at that time, from Micronesia   Indeed, many low islands here today, have emerged only since the beginning of the Christian era …

The marae

The marae are megalithic platforms and truncated pyramid found in almost every island of the archipelago of Society Like those of Huahine and Bora Bora, the marae Taputapuatea is built of coral stone round Other marae in Tahiti and Moorea are basalt

Marae Tainuu

In Raiatea, one of the Leeward Islands, in addition to a magnificent circle of standing stones, found one of the oldest marae The platform is elevated more than 4 meters On the island there are also two standing stones in coral on which we can see petroglyphs The missionaries built a church in the center of the platform …

Marae Mahaiatea

The Marae Mahaiatea in Tahiti, is one of the largest, although partially destroyed today It measured 21.60 by 81.40m at the base, and was 11 steps up with more than 13m high It was made of blocks of coral and volcanic rock square It has been described during the visit of Captain Cook in 1769, but was demolished in 1897

Marae Taputapuatea

In Raiatea, one of the Leeward Islands, the Taputapuatea marae was built over an older platform It is a sacred site that has at its center a white menhir stone called King This is the largest platforms in Polynesia state because not destroyed and restored The application for registration of this marae heritage UNESCO world is being

The platforms of the Marquesas

In all islands of the Marquesas, there are large stone platforms, residential and ceremonial, walls, terraces, statues menhirs and other megalithic constructions There are numerous platforms, over a thousand, called here paepae, when they were built for homes and where their destination was me’ae collective or religiousThese platforms are up to 120m long and 30m wide, made with basalt blocks weighing over 10 tons

Valley Taaoa

On Hiva Oa in the Marquesas, the entire valley is Taaoa megalithic, especially platforms, as well as petroglyphs, standing stones and tiki

Platforms Vitaria

Vitaria, the island of Rurutu in the Austral Islands, has foundations of houses with rounded ends These houses are placed on rectangular platforms forming a village of narrow streets parallel and perpendicular

Platforms Malden

On Malden Island in the Republic of Kiribati, there are more than 40 platform for pyramidal temples, from 3 to 9 meters long, 6 to 18m wide, and 27 to 60m long These temples are connected to the sea by paved roads

The platform Pulemelei

The platform Pulemelei, on the island of Savai’i in Samoa, is entirely made of basalt stones It measures 75m long by 60m wide and about 5m high The Pulemelei is in the center of a complex of roads, ceremonial platforms, residences, covering hundreds of hectares

The platform Talietumu

At Uvea is the set of defensive Kolonui which includes high stony platform of Talietumu It measures 90m long and 60m wide with a height exceeding 5m This represents a volume of over 10,000 cubic meters of basalt blocks!

Platforms Mu’a

At Tongatapu, there are many platforms, called Langi, including Mu’a, formerly known Lapaha They are made of slabs, with some exceeding 20 tons Some sites have up to 50 m long and 8 m high   Mu’a area, once the capital of the Empire Tu’i Tonga, was surrounded by a huge gap, which gave access to very large ships   There is also a very imposing trilithon, consisting of two upright stones supporting a stone cross

The road from Rarotonga

At Rarotonga, Cook Islands a, a paved road megalithic, come full circle on the island There are also many platforms pyramidal

The trilithon of Ha’amonga

In the islands of Tonga, found in the island of Tongatapu megalithic vault: the trilithon of Ha’amonga The coral pillars measuring 4.90 m high and weighing over 50 tons The lintel is 5.80 m long and weighs about 9 tons

Te Tiki I’ipona

On Hiva Oa in the Marquesas to Puama’u, there are 5 large tiki statues menhirs, which is the largest 2.43m high

Wall Vahangeku’a Tohua

On the island of Nuku Hiva, in Vahangeku’a Tohua, there is a megalithic wall more than 3m high

The petroglyphs of Ua Huka

The petroglyphs of Ua Huka in the Marquesas Islands were protected by the realization of castings by a professional, who will soon be exhibited in a museum

Foa petroglyphs

Foa, an island of Tonga, is home to an exceptional variety of petroglyphs by his drawings The Canadian archaeologist Professor David Burley, were more than 50 different types of prints: stylized images of men and women, turtles, dogs, lizards, and also many abstract designs

Hills of Rapa Iti

Photo of Mr. Bali Hai:   On the island of Rapa, called Rapa Iti: the small Rapa, to distinguish it from Rapa Nui: Rapa large, Easter Island, the hills are cut into terraces pyramidal


The archaeologist David Burley found a village of more than 2900 years, Tonga This allows to state that Nukuleka, just east of the current capital Nuku’alofa, is the first city and capital of the Polynesians of Tonga  

Caves Nanumaga

At Nanumaga, to the Tuvalu islands, divers discovered a legendary giant cave The legend said that the ancestors were living in a cave as beautiful, qu’énorme   The legend was true 40 meters under water, divers discovered the huge submerged cave, with obvious signs of habitation Traces of drawings on the walls, pieces of coral stones worked, and especially fragments of Lapita pottery style   The cave has been inhabited since – 4000 BC, which corresponds to the arrival of Austronesian in the region The occupation of the cave ceased 2000 years later, when the waters rose, some 4000 years ago

The Tocharian of Polynesia

There is no doubt, the Austronesian are many Tocharian All these things in common: language, megalithic, cyclopean building, technology, marine, communications, etc …, may be that the attributes of an advanced civilization and organized They have colonized Polynesia, as throughout the Pacific and Indian Ocean, except Australia and édenistes



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