Latest Polynesian Rat Stories

2008-06-03 15:05:00

A new scientific study claims to add proof to the theory that humans didn't arrive in New Zealand until 1300 A.D.Using radiocarbon dating of rat bones and rat-gnawed seeds, New Zealander Dr. Janet Wilmshurst and her team of researchers showed that human settlers may have colonized the region from 1280 A.D. to 1300 A.D., about 1,000 years later than some scientists previously believed.The study supported the oral history of the Maoris who claim they were the first Polynesians to arrive in New...

Latest Polynesian Rat Reference Libraries

2007-10-24 12:45:46

The Black Rat (Rattus rattus), also known as the Asian Black Rat, Ship Rat, Roof Rat or House Rat, is a common long-tailed rodent of the genus Rattus (Old World rodents). The species originally came from the tropical areas of Asia, but eventually spread throughout the Near East in Roman times before reaching Europe by the 6th century and spreading with Europeans across the world. Today, however, it is again largely confined to the warmer climates, having been supplanted by the Brown Rat in...

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