Here are some quotes related to mummies located in Egypt that are about 5000 years old: The mummy of the wife of King Tutankhamen has auburn hair. Paris, Pichat, 1899, p.26 And what about all of the living specimens of "Maori" observed in New Zealand since the earliest colonial times with the And what about the hair samples themselves?
Carter, Michael, Tutankhamun, The Golden Monarch, N. 1972 p.68 ------- Red-haired mummies were found in the crocodile-caverns of Aboufaida. Flinders Petries Collection of Ethnographic Types from the Monuments of Egypt, Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland Vol. Egyptian Mummies, London, George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1924 p.99 ------ A blond mummy was found at Kawamil along with many chestnut-colored ones. European hair is, physically, very different than the hair of other ethnicities.
we would need some confirmation that representatives of the local iwi had been consulted and given approval for the tooth to be dated.... Kalmeyer that the bone is European does not change the situation here... The term Poly-nesian means "many islands" and also denotes "many ethnicities"We believe it is the Intermixing of these Peoples - the South East Asians, Indonesians, & Melanesians which had borned a New People of the Pacific Ocean, the POLYNESIANS. The largest Samoan Island of SAVAI'I ( the breeding ground) has a history of Samoans, Tongans & Fijians as blood intermixed peoples and coinhabitants, both in war & peace times.
we need to take this matter seriously, otherwise we risk damaging the reputation of the laboratory in the eyes of the local archaeological community...' (August 1997). Robin Watt have supposedly assessed about 2000 skulls and found all of them to be Polynesian..that tells us a lot..does it? Mixed blooded Samoans with Tongan or Fijian lineage populated Savai'i, SAMOA. Watt and others can, undoubtedly, stay out of hot water simply by not having to be too specific or by not having anything but "approved" skull types come into their possession for scientific scrutiny.
XVIIII, 1889, p.216 ------- The mummy of Rameses II has fine silky yellow hair. Where's the scientific research paper describing the physical characteristics of the New Zealand red hair, to determine ethnicity?
To all of this one can add reference to the large number of Caucasoid mummies of the Tarin Basin of China or the Canary Islands, etc., which have retained their hair pigmentations for many thousands of years!
So much for respecting their tupuna; usually European tupuna are denied.
I have studied Maori culture all my life, but am often the subject of anger from Maoris, often because I know more than them, but also because I am outspoken in my views.Ignorant white kiwis will also call us racist because they like to take part in that guilt we are taught to feel. Cheers, CRAIGHi Craig, You raise a number of issues and, in the interests of brevity, I'll only comment on some of them.I wish our TRUE history would come out, and by that I mean POST European history. The whole DNA and skeletal evidence subject is a difficult one, not because of a lack of specimens to test, but because of the "laws" governing the gathering of specimens and having them tested.Another point is that some older Cook island friends of mine report being able to converse freely with native speakers of NZ Maori, but are not able to understand, or be understood by school taught ones.Te Karere is apparently, in the main, just gobbledegook.Most iwi representatives of higher rank could take our scientists to these ancient burial locations without difficulty..why should they?