- Posted August 9, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel snapshots: Otherworldly landscapes
This came from another world 1000's years old
- Anika3, CNN iReport producer
The great Polynesian navigational markers sit on the north west shore of Kona in a remote, secluded area on the weat coast to prevent vandalism.
These markers pointed the way to the Marquesas, Tahiti, Samoa and Vanuatu. With mathematical precision I might add. Today, they are within meters of original maps as long as one lines up the stars with the intended destination and know how to navigate with them. Pro physicists have plotted their courses with GPS and have found them accurate to the hundreds of meters.
And we think we are the masters of the oceans?