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Archaeological investigations of marae structures in Huahine, Society Islands, French Polynesia: report and discussions
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
Kon-Tiki Museet, Oslo, Norway.
2010 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This publication is based on new fieldwork carried out on the island of Huahine, French Polynesia, in the years 2001-2004. The work was done within the frames of the project “Local Developments and Regional Interactions: The Huahine Archaeological Project” in collaboration between the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo, Norway, the Ethnographic Museum, Oslo, Norway, the Service de la Culture et du Patrimoine, Papeete, French Polynesia, and  the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, USA. The work was financed by the Kon-Tiki Museum, the Norwegian Research Council, and the Bishop Museum. The aim of the project was to establish a chronological framework of the marae structures mainly on the island of Huahine in the Leeward Society Islands. However dates were also conducted on earlier collected charcoal from excavated marae structures on the Windward Islands to control the wider context of our local results. Other questions of interest to this study were how the marae structures were located on the landscape, as well as, aspects of their extended uses and modern changes.

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Oxford: Archaeopress , 2010, 1. , 176 p.
, BAR international series, ISSN 0143-3067 ; 2091
Keyword [en]
Archaeology, ethnohistory, ceremonial structures, marae, Huahine, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Radiocarbon dating, landscape archaeology, monuments
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-653ISBN: 978-1-4073-0567-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-653DiVA: diva2:353357
Identity Matters: Movemant and Space
Available from: 2010-09-26 Created: 2010-09-26 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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