Colonization of the Pacific, 60,000 BCE to 400 AD


Colonization of the Pacific


This map indicates the colonization routes around the Pacific Islands, including Australia, from 60,000 BCE to 400 AD. Different colonization routes are portrayed in different colors, and Ice Age coastlines, key settlements, and ritual structures after 700 AD are also noted.


Oxford Atlas of World History, Oxford University Press, 1999. General Editor Patrick K. O’Brien. (p. 26)


Map copyright © Philip’s, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd.
Source: Philip’s Atlas of World History

Used under license from Octopus Publishing Group.


This map is one in a series of maps selected from the Oxford Atlas of World History.

A gallery using flyover images like this

Openness to Trade 1980
can be viewed here.