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              Books by Patrick Vinton Kirch

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              How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i
               

              How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kirch, Patrick Vinton

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              <![CDATA[In How Chiefs Became Kings, Patrick Vinton Kirch addresses a central problem in anthropological archaeology: the emergence of ?archaic states? whose distinctive feature was divine kingship. Kirch takes as his focus the Hawaiian archipelago, commonly regarded as the arche...type of a complex chiefdom. Integrating anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, traditional history, and theory, and drawing on significant contributions from his own four decades of research, Kirch argues that Hawaiian polities had become states before the time of Captain Cook's voyage (1778-1779). The status of most archaic states is inferred from the archaeological record. But Kirch shows that because Hawai`i's kingdoms were established relatively recently, they could be observed and recorded by Cook and other European voyagers. Substantive and provocative, this book makes a major contribution to the literature of precontact Hawai`i and illuminates Hawai`i's importance in the global theory and literature about divine kingship, archaic states, and sociopolitical evolution.]]>
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              ISBN 9780520303393
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
              Publisher University of California Press
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              How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i

              How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i (Hardback)

              By Kirch, Patrick Vinton

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              Addresses a central problem in anthropological archaeology: the emergence of 'archaic states' whose distinctive feature was divine kingship. This book illuminates Hawai'i's importance in the global theory and literature about divine kingship, archaic states, and sociopolitical ev...olution.
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              ISBN 9780520267251
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2010
              Publisher University of California Press
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              A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawai'i
                

              A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawai'i (Hardback)

              By Kirch, Patrick Vinton

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              Tracing the origins of the Hawaiians and other Polynesians back to the shores of the South China Sea, this title follows their voyages of discovery across the Pacific and presents the history of Hawaiian culture from about one thousand years ago.

              ISBN 9780520273306
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2012
              Publisher University of California Press
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              The Lapita Peoples: Ancestors of the Oceanic World
               

              The Lapita Peoples: Ancestors of the Oceanic World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kirch, Patrick Vinton

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              This is a comprehensive account of the Lapita people, the common ancestor of the Polynesian, Melanesian and Micronesian peoples who, over the last 4000 years, colonized the islands of the Pacific, as well as New Zealand and territories as far afield as Fiji and Madagascar.

              ISBN 9781577180364
              Released NZ 25 Dec 1996
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Peoples of South-East Asia and the Pacific
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              Talepakemalai: Lapita and Its Transformations in the Mussau Islands of Near Oceania
                

              Talepakemalai: Lapita and Its Transformations in the Mussau Islands of Near Oceania (Hardback)

              Edited by Kirch, Patrick Vinton

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              This book is a study of the Lapita Cultural Complex, a region spanning both Melanesia and Western Polynesia. The Lapita culture has been interpreted as the archaeological manifestation of a diaspora of Austronesian-speaking people (specifically of Proto-Oceanic language) who rapi...dly expanded from the New Guinea region into Remote Oceania.
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              ISBN 9781950446179
              Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Monumenta Archaeologica
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              Anahulu: The Anthropology of History in the Kingdom of Hawaii, Volume 1: Historical Ethnography
                

              Anahulu: The Anthropology of History in the Kingdom of Hawaii, Volume 1: Historical Ethnography (Paperback, New edition)

              By Kirch, Patrick Vinton; Sahlins, Marshall

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              From the late 1700s, Hawaiian society began to change rapidly as it responded to the growing world system of capital whose trade routes and markets crisscrossed the islands. Reflecting many years of collaboration between Marshall Sahlins, a prominent social anthropologist, and Pa...trick V. Kirch, a leading archaeologist of Oceania, Anahulu seeks out the traces of this transformation in a typical local center of the kingdom founded by Kamehameha: the Anahulu river valley of northwestern Oahu. Volume I shows the surprising effects of the encounter with the imperial forces of commerce and Christianity?the distinctive ways the Hawaiian people culturally organized the experience, from the structure of the kingdom to the daily life of ordinary people. Volume II examines the material record of changes in local social organization, economy and production, population, and domestic settlement arrangements.
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              ISBN 9780226733654
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1994
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Anahulu: The Anthropology of History in the Kingdom of Hawaii, Volume 2: The Archaeology of History
                

              Anahulu: The Anthropology of History in the Kingdom of Hawaii, Volume 2: The Archaeology of History (Paperback, New edition)

              By Kirch, Patrick Vinton; Sahlins, Marshall

              • RRP: $93.99
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              From the late 1700s, Hawaiian society began to change rapidly as it responded to the growing world system of capital whose trade routes and markets crisscrossed the islands. Reflecting many years of collaboration between Marshall Sahlins, a prominent social anthropologist, and Pa...trick V. Kirch, a leading archaeologist of Oceania, Anahulu seeks out the traces of this transformation in a typical local center of the kingdom founded by Kamehameha: the Anahulu river valley of northwestern Oahu. Volume 2, by Patrick V. Kirch, examines the material record of changes in local social organization, economy and production, population, and domestic settlement arrangements.
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              ISBN 9780226733661
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1994
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawai'i
               

              A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawai'i (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kirch, Patrick Vinton

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              <![CDATA[Tracing the origins of the Hawaiians and other Polynesians back to the shores of the South China Sea, archaeologist Patrick Vinton Kirch follows their voyages of discovery across the Pacific in this fascinating history of Hawaiian culture from about one thousand years ag...o. Combining more than four decades of his own research with Native Hawaiian oral traditions and the evidence of archaeology, Kirch puts a human face on the gradual rise to power of the Hawaiian god-kings, who by the late eighteenth century were locked in a series of wars for ultimate control of the entire archipelago. This lively, accessible chronicle works back from Captain James Cook's encounter with the pristine kingdom in 1778, when the British explorers encountered an island civilization governed by rulers who could not be gazed upon by common people. Interweaving anecdotes from his own widespread travel and extensive archaeological investigations into the broader historical narrative, Kirch shows how the early Polynesian settlers of Hawai'i adapted to this new island landscape and created highly productive agricultural systems. ]]>
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              ISBN 9780520303416
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2019
              Publisher University of California Press
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              On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands before European Contact, Revised and Expanded Edition
                

              On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands before European Contact, Revised and Expanded Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Kirch, Patrick Vinton

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              <![CDATA[The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface and encompasses many thousands of islands that are home to numerous human societies and cultures. Among these indigenous Oceanic cultures are the intrepid Polynesian double-hulled canoe navigators, the atoll dwell...ers of Micronesia, the statue carvers of remote Easter Island, and the famed traders of Melanesia. Decades of archaeological excavations-combined with allied research in historical linguistics, biological anthropology, and comparative ethnography-have revealed much new information about the long-term history of these societies and cultures.On the Road of the Windssynthesizes the grand sweep of human history in the Pacific Islands, beginning with the movement of early people out from Asia more than 40,000 years ago and tracing the development of myriad indigenous cultures up to the time of European contact in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. This updated edition, enhanced with many new illustrations and an extensive bibliography, synthesizes the latest archaeological, linguistic, and biological discoveries that reveal the vastness of ancient history in the Pacific Islands.]]>
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              ISBN 9780520292819
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2017
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Kuaaina Kahiko: Life and Land in Ancient Kahikinui, Maui
                 

              Kuaaina Kahiko: Life and Land in Ancient Kahikinui, Maui (Hardback)

              By Kirch, Patrick Vinton

              This is a narrative account of a long-term archaeological research in Maui led by the author and his colleagues. Readers are introduced to the world of ancient Hawaiians who lived in the district of Kahikinui on the western side of Maui. The narrative covers archaeological findin...gs such as dating of found objects and their significances but also the stories of present time Native Hawaiians who have chosen to live in the area in spite of the lack of moderns conveniences.
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              ISBN 9780824839550
              Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
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