Warfare and conflict are associated with complex societies in Polynesia where competition and coercion were common in island chiefdoms. In prehistoric Oceania, Tonga was unique for an Archaic state that under the Tu‘i Tonga dynasty established control over an entire archipelago from AD 1200 to AD 1799 prior to a prolonged period of warfare. Lidar
data was used to identify earthwork fortifications over the entirety of Tongatapu and to examine the conflict landscape using lidar-derived...[Show more]
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