I see distinctive artistic themes that connect ancient peoples. Since I don’t have a degree in archeology perhaps I’ll have to create my own new segment of archeology. I’ll call it Art-Archeology, a new pseudo-archeology category. As a quick reference point, let’s take a look at megalithic art in the Bada Valley in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia versus megalithic art in Chachapoyas, Peru, versus megalithic art on Rapa Nui.
If you take into account the Polynesian expansion of over 10,000 years ago and the DNA origin (Mainland Southeast Asia) evidence, I personally believe that you can clearly see recognizable patterns in the art. I don’t think academia is relating the three cultures and doubt archeologists would agree with my conjecture that the Polynesian reached Peru (I’m fairly sure they did), but the art says that these cultures are likely related. What do you think?