This paper examines how the traditional history of monumental tombs
in a continuously occupied landscape in the Kingdom of Tonga has become
fractured, and in some instances attaches uncertainly to a particular mortuary
structure. The Tu'i Tonga dynasty ruled Tonga for more than 600 years (~AD
1200-1800), and traditional genealogies record 39 Tui Tonga, most of whom
were buried in stone-faced sepulchres known as langi (sky) at the central place of
Lapaha. Construction of the tombs...[Show more]
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