Humid Tropics: Part 5

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Humid Tropics: Part 5
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  1. Greater Antilles
    • -Carribean
    • -Cuba,
    • -Jamaica,
    • -Hispaniola,
    • -Puerto Rico
  2. Lesser Antilles (smaller)
    • -Arawak
    • -Virgin Islands
    • -Dominica
    • -Guadeloupe
    • -Grenada
  3. What is a stick chart and where was it used?
    • -Charts that mapped ocean swells
    • -used in marshall islands to navigate the Pacific Ocean
  4. Three types of stick charts
    • 1.┬árebbelib (Large chart)
    • 2. meddo (high resolution, zoom in of one image, detailed)
    • 3. mattang (summary of wave patterns)
  5. Melanesia
    • -dark skin,
    • -diverse, 1/5 of all languages
    • -centered on New Guinea
    • -Colonized 50,000 to 30,000 years ago
  6. Micronesia
    • -small volcanic islands.
    • -271 square miles, 607 islands
    • -N. Marinaras, Guam, Marshall Islands
  7. Polynesia
    -Hawaii, South Pacific, New Zealand
  8. polynesia colonized when and by who
    • -colonized by china, taiwan and the philippines
    • -easter island: 400AD
    • -Tahiti: 700 AD
    • -Hawaii: 800 AD
    • -New Zealand: 1400 AD
  9. Caribbean colonization
    • -was colonized by native american indians
    • -then the spanish came in
    • -then the dutch and french
  10. Zones of the tropics
    • 1. Frigid
    • 2. Temperate
    • 3. Torrid
  11. Paleotropics
    • -africa,
    • -india,
    • -southeast asia,
    • -indonesia
    • -australia
    • -oceania
    • -saudi arabia┬á
    • -thailand
  12. Neotropics
    • -caribbean,
    • -central and south america
  13. Polynesian colonization - how did they do it (3)
    • 1) used catamarans (more stable)
    • 2) navigation- stars
    • 3)find islands
  14. Marshall Islands
    • 30 atolls
    • 600 miles

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