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Ethnohistoric and geoarchaeological landscape chronology at Kawaihae, Leeward Hawai'i Island

Carson, Michael


The royal court of the Kamehameha Dynasty in Kawaihae, Hawai'i Island, presents an unequalled opportunity to examine the ethnohistoric rendering of a cultural landscape, in comparison to the geoarchaeological record of physical transformation of this same landscape. Beneath the surface, earlier occupation layers predate the historic royal precinct of the A.D. 1790s through 1820s. Drawing on results of 19 controlled excavations, point-specific cultural activities are situated within the last...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Geoarchaeology: An International Journal
DOI: 10.1002/gea.21416


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