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Unearthing the Polynesian PastExplorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist$
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Patrick Vinton Kirch

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780824853457

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.001.0001

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Roots of Conflict (Hawai‘i and Maui, 2001–2009)

Roots of Conflict (Hawai‘i and Maui, 2001–2009)

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(p.282) Chapter Twenty-One Roots of Conflict (Hawai‘i and Maui, 2001–2009)
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Unearthing the Polynesian Past
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Patrick Vinton Kirch

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.003.0021

This chapter chronicles fieldwork focusing on the intensive dryland agriculture that had underwritten the staple economies of the emerging archaic states of Hawai‘i and Maui Islands in the centuries leading up to European contact. With a generous budget of $1.4 million granted by the National Science Foundation and a multidisciplinary team of scientists, the author set out to prove how Hawai‘i acted as a kind of “model system” for investigating linkages among population, land, intensive agriculture, and sociopolitical organization. The processes that had driven intensification and sociopolitical change in ancient Hawai‘i might be broadly applicable to many other parts of the world. In short, Hawai‘i was a microcosm of the world.

Keywords:   dryland agriculture, Hawai‘i, Maui, archaic states, intensification, sociopolitical change

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