Eia Hawai'i! - (Behold Hawai'i) Sighting Mauna Kea


Voyagers from the Marquesas or the leeward Tahitian Islands discover the white summit of Mauna Kea rising above a cloud bank. Applying the age-distribution theory, which assumes that cultural features found most widely distributed must be the most ancient, the painting depicts features of sail and hull design which survived local changes in the Marquesas, Hawai'i, the Cook Islands, and New Zealand.
The custom of a sternpiece higher than the bow survived in the Marquesas, Tahitian Islands, Austral Islands, Cook Islands, and New Zealand. The sail, sternpiece and bowpiece are also found in a petroglyph on Easter Island.

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