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Stone architecture, monumentality and the rise of the early Tongan chiefdom

Clark, Geoffrey; Reepmeyer, Christian


Monumental construction is commonly associated with the rise of complex societies and frequently supported the ceremonies and ideologies that were instrumental in the creation of the new social order. Recent fieldwork at Heketa in eastern Tongatapu recorded stone-built platforms for houses and seats, and a three-Tiered tomb and trilithon. Tongan tradition and archaeology combineto show that these were the setting for new ceremonies instituted by the emergent Tu'i Tonga lineage in the fourteenth...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Antiquity
DOI: .1017/S0003598X00115431


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