(1) Two episodes of Dr. Chloe Duckworth’s “ArchaeoDuck” series.  She compares the scant evidence analyzed by archaeology to a jigsaw puzzle and then explains how an archaeological site is formed and why archaeologists take it apart the way they do. (2) Archaeologist-filmmaker Adam Thompson puts forth a fascinating hypothesis to explain massive architectural features made of columnar basalt as far east as Nan Madol on Pohnpei.  Did Austronesian royal elite flee from Hindu expansion in Java and migrate to eastern Melanesia?

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ArchaeoDuck (YouTube)

Austronesian Languages (Encyclopedia Britannica)

Gunung Padang Megalithic Site (Wikipedia)

Nan Madol (National Park Service)

Nan Madol (Wikipedia)