Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Hawaiki, Ancestral Polynesia

Hawaiki, Ancestral Polynesia
An Essay in Historical Anthropology

£28.99

  • Date Published: March 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521788793

£ 28.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • The power of an anthropological approach to long-term history lies in its unique ability to combine diverse evidence, from archaeological artifacts to ethnographic texts and comparative word lists. In this innovative book, Kirch and Green explicitly develop the theoretical underpinnings, as well as the particular methods, for such a historical anthropology. Drawing upon and integrating the approaches of archaeology, comparative ethnography, and historical linguistics, they advance a phylogenetic model for cultural diversification, and apply a triangulation method for historical reconstruction. They illustrate their approach through meticulous application to the history of the Polynesian cultures, and for the first time reconstruct in extensive detail the Ancestral Polynesian culture that flourished in the Polynesian homeland - Hawaiki - some 2,500 years ago. Of great significance for Oceanic studies, Kirch and Green's book will be essential reading for any anthropologist, prehistorian, linguist, or cultural historian concerned with the theory and method of long-term history.

    • Explicitly develops the theory and method of long-term anthropological history
    • Cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, integrating archaeology, comparative ethnography, and historical linguistics
    • Offers a richly-textured reconstruction of the world of the ancient Polynesians
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521788793
    • length: 394 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 24 b/w illus. 11 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Prologue: on historical anthropology
    Part I. The Phylogenetic Model: Theory and Method:
    1. The phylogenetic model in historical anthropology
    2. Methodologies: implementing the phylogenetic model
    3. Polynesia as a phylogenetic unit
    Part II. Rediscovering 'Hawaiki':
    4. The ancestral Polynesian world
    5. Subsistence
    6. Food preparation and cuisine
    7. Material culture
    8. Social and political organization
    9. Gods, rituals, and seasons
    Epilogue: on history, phylogeny, and evolution.

  • Authors

    Patrick Vinton Kirch, University of California, Berkeley

    Roger C. Green, University of Auckland

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×