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New Zealand

New Zealand First human settlement Stats

Date:

1250–1300 AD

Definitions

  • Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Notes Though some researchers suggest settlements as early as 50–150 AD, that later went extinct, it is generally accepted that the islands were permanently settled by Eastern Polynesians (the ancestors of the Māori ) who arrived about 1250–1300 AD. 2014
Place Wairau Bar 2014

Citation

"New Zealand First human settlement Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/New-Zealand/Background/First-human-settlement