Adrian Bell, University of Utah (image) University of Utah Share Print E-Mail Caption University of Utah anthropologist Adrian Bell used mathematics to evaluate various theories on what strategies early seafarers used to settle islands of the Pacific between 3,500 and 900 years ago. He found two key strategies were traveling against the wind and looking for the most easily visible islands, not necessarily the nearest ones. Credit Lee J. Siegel, University of Utah Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.