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'Ata 'a Tonga mo 'ata 'o Tonga : early and later prehistory of the Tongan Islands

Spennemann, Dirk R


This thesis addresses the question of the transformation of the Lapita Culture established on Tongatapu over the period 1000 BC to AD 500 into the highly stratified society described by European observers of the late 18th century and reflected in a rich body of oral traditions and a conspicuous grouping of beachrock slab-faced monuments at a capital centre on the lagoon at Mu’a. It does so in the light of discussions of the nature and origins of chiefdoms in Polynesia, particularly...[Show more]

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Date published: 1989-07
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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