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Professor Patrick V. Kirch
Archaeological Research Facility
2251 College Ave.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
kirch@calmail.berkeley.edu
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Patrick Vinton Kirch, the Director of the Oceanic Archaeology Laboratory, holds the Class of 1954 Professorship in Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley (a chair endowed by Berkeley’s Class of 1954). Born and raised in Hawai'i, Prof. Kirch studied Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, and at Yale University where he received his Ph.D. in 1975. From 1975-1984 Kirch served on the staff of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum in Honolulu, leading expeditions to the Solomon Islands and Tonga, and carrying out field research in the Hawaiian Islands. In 1984, Kirch became the Director of the Burke Museum in Seattle, Washington, and Associate Professor at the University of Washington. In 1989, he was recruited to the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to his professorship, Kirch is the Curator of Oceanic Archaeology in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and served as the Hearst Museum’s Director from 1999-2002.

At the type site of Lapita (Site 13) on the Koné Peninsula, New Caledonia, Prof. Kirch discusses the 1952 excavations with Prof. Richardd Shutler Jr. as Janet Davidson looks on. Photo taken during the 2002 Lapita conference.

Prof. Kirch has conducted extensive archaeological and ethnoecological research throughout the Pacific Islands with many expeditions over the past three decades. His fieldwork has encompassed the Mussau Islands (Papua New Guinea), Palau and Yap, the Marshall Islands (Arno Atoll), the Solomon Islands (Kolombangara, Vanikoro, Tikopia, and Anuta), Futuna and Alofi, 'Uvea (Wallis Is.), American Samoa (the Manu'a Islands), Niuatoputapu and Vava'u (Tonga), Mangaia (Cook Is.), Mo’orea and Mangareva (French Polynesia), Rapanui, and the Hawaiian Islands (sites on Kaua'i, O'ahu, Moloka'i, Maui, and Hawai'i).

Prof. Kirch's research interests include the origins of Oceanic peoples and the chronology of Pacific settlement, the Lapita cultural complex, evolution of the Polynesian chiefdoms, human impacts to island ecosystems, and the development of a phylogenetic approach in historical anthropology.

Prof. Kirch has received a number of honors and awards in recognition of his research and scholarly activities. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, and an Honorary life member of the Prehistoric Society of Great Britain. He has been a Professeur Invité at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and serves as a Distinguished Honorary Associate of the Bishop Museum (Honolulu), and a Trustee of the California Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Sciences awarded him the John J. Carty Medal for the Advancement of Science, and the School of American Research conferred its J. I. Staley Prize on him for his book Anahulu (co-authored with Marshall Sahlins).
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Current Grants:

2001 Co-Principal Investigator, Human Ecodynamics in the Hawaiian Ecosystem, 1200 to 200 Years Before the Present, National Science Foundation, BCS-0119819, $1,399,940. (3 year research program 2001-2004)

2001 Co-Principal Investigator, Ministère de la Culture, Gouvernment de Polynésie Francaise, Tahiti, Prospections Archeologiques aux îles Gambier (Mangareva) Polynésie Francaise. CFP 500,000 ($50,000)

1999 Principal Investigator, France-Berkeley Fund, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Paris, Prehistoric Polynesian Voyaging and Island Colonization: New Archaeological Perspectives, $9,750 (Conference grant)

1998 Principal Investigator, The Dynamics of Economic and Sociopolitical Structures in Late Prehistoric Hawai’i: An Emergent ‘Archaic’ State, Phase II, National Science Foundation, SBR-9805754, $137,135

1998 Principal Investigator, Household Archaeology and Prehistoric Social Transformation in Central Eastern Polynesia, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, $14,340
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Publications

Books
2002 L’Expédition Archéologique d’Edward W. Gifford et Richard Shutler, Jr. en Nouvelle-Calédonie au Cours de l’Année 1952. Edward W. Gifford and Richard Shutler Jr’s Archaeological Expedition to New Caledonia in 1952. (with C. Sand) Les Cahiers de l’Archéologie en Nouvelle-Calédonie, Volume 13. Noumea: Service des Musées de du Patrimoine de Nouvelle-Calédonie. [192 pp., 144 figs.; dual French and English text]

2001 Hawaiki, Ancestral Polynesia: An Essay in Historical Anthropology. (with Roger Green) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [xvii + 375 pp., 35 figs., 40 tables]. Issued in cloth and paper editions.

2000 On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands Before European Contact. Berkeley: University of California Press [xxii + 424 pp., 15 maps, 162 figs., 13 tables]. Paperback edition published 2002.
1997 The Lapita Peoples: Ancestors of the Oceanic World. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers [xxv + 353 pp., 20 plates, 24 figs., 9 maps, 7 tables]. Issued in cloth and paper editions.

1996 Legacy of the Landscape: An Illustrated Guide to Hawaiian Archaeological Sites. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press [xiv + 130 pp., 90 duotone plates]. (with Therese Babineau, photographer). Issued in cloth and paper editions.
1994 The Wet and the Dry: Irrigation and Agricultural Intensification in Polynesia. Chicago: University of Chicago Press [xxii + 385 pp., 113 figs., 15 tables].

1992 Anahulu: The Anthropology of History in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Volume 2. The Archaeology of History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [xiv + 201 pp., 113 figs., 22 tables] (Awarded the J. I. Staley Prize in 1998)

1985 Feathered Gods and Fishhooks: An Introduction to Hawaiian Archaeology and Prehistory. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. [x + 349 pp., 245 figs., 8 tables] First paperback edition, 1997.

1984 The Evolution of the Polynesian Chiefdoms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [xii + 314 pp., 94 figs., 22 tables]. First paperback edition, 1989; reprinted 1990, 1996.

1975 Cultural Adaptation and Ecology in Western Polynesia: An Ethnoarchaeological Study. Ph.D. Dissertation, Yale University. New Haven. (Published on microfilm by University Microfilms, Ann Arbor.)

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Monographs
2004 Editor (with E. Conte). Archaeological Investigations in the Mangareva Islands (Gambier Archipelago), French Polynesia. Archaeological Research Facility, Contribution No. 62. Berkeley: University of California. [xxix + 172 pp., 86 figs., 25 tables]

2002 From the ‘Cliffs of Keolewa’ to the ‘Sea of Papaloa’: An Archaeological Reconnaissance of Portions of the Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Moloka'i, Hawaiian Islands. Oceanic Archaeology Laboratory, Special Publication No. 2. Berkeley: Archaeological Research Facility. [xii + 120 pp., 50 figs., 7 tables]

2001 Editor, Lapita and its Transformations in Near Oceania: Archaeological Investigations in the Mussau Islands, Papua New Guinea, 1985-88. Volume I, Introduction, Stratigraphy, Chronology. Archaeological Research Facility Contribution No. 59. Berkeley: University of California. [xx + 248 pp., 139 figs., 16 tables]

1993 Editor (with T. L. Hunt), The To’aga Site: Three Millennia of Polynesian Occupation in the Manu'a Islands, Samoa. Archaeological Research Facility Contribution No. 51. Berkeley: University of California. [xv + 249 pp., 93 figs., 71 tables]

1989 Editor, Prehistoric Hawaiian Occupation in the Anahulu Valley, O’ahu Island: Excavations in Three Inland Rockshelters. Archaeological Research Facility Contribution No. 47. Berkeley: University of California. [ix + 130 pp., 51 figs., 33 tables]

1988 Niuatoputapu: The Prehistory of a Polynesian Chiefdom. Burke Museum Monograph No. 5. Seattle. [ix + 287 pp., 137 figs., 50 tables]

1982 (with D. Yen), Tikopia: The Prehistory and Ecology of a Polynesian Outlier. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 238. Honolulu. [xviii + 396 pp., 129 figs., 54 tables]

1982 The Archaeological Resources of Kawela, Molokai. Department of Anthropology. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. (With M. Weisler)

1979 Marine Exploitation in Prehistoric Hawaii: Archaeological Excavations at Kalahuipua'a, Hawaii Island. Pacific Anthropological Records 29. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. [xv + 235 pp., 100 figs., 53 tables]

1979 Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Settlement-Subsistence Systems in the Anahulu Valley, Oahu. Department of Anthropology Report 79-2. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. [vii + 73 pp., 29 figs., 14 tables]

1979 Archaeological Excavations at Seven Sites, Southeast Maui, Hawaiian Islands. Department of Anthropology Report 79-1. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. (with P. S. Chapman). [x + 40 pp., 19 figs., 3 tables]

1975 Editor (with M. Kelly), Prehistory and Ecology in a Windward Hawaiian Valley: Halawa Valley, Moloka'i. Pacific Anthropological Records 24. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. [xiv + 207 pp., 79 figs.]

1973 Archaeological Excavations at Kahalu'u, North Kona, Island of Hawai'i. Department of Anthropology Report 73-1. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. [vii + 67 pp., 23 figs., 15 tables]

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Edited Volumes
2002 Editor (with E. Conte), Eastern Polynesia, Special Issue of Asian Perspectives, Vol. 41, No. 2. University of Hawaii Press.

1997 Editor (with T. L. Hunt), Historical Ecology in the Pacific Islands: Prehistoric Environmental and Landscape Change. New Haven: Yale University Press. [xv + 331 pp., figs. and tables]

1997 Editor (with M. I. Weisler and E. Casella), Towards a Prehistory of the Koné Region, New Caledonia: A Reanalysis of the Pioneering Archaeological Excavations of E. W. Gifford, Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers, Vol. 82, Special Edition. Berkeley. [vi + 153 pp., 11 figs., 60 tables]

1997 Editor, Na Mea Kahiko o Kahikinui: Studies in the Archaeology of Kahikinui, Maui, Hawaiian Islands. Oceanic Archaeological Laboratory, Special Publication No. 1. Berkeley: Archaeological Research Facility. (xiv + 81 pp., 38 figs., 7 tables)

1988 Editor (with T. L. Hunt), Archaeology of the Lapita Cultural Complex: A Critical Review. Burke Museum Research Report No. 5. Seattle. [v + 181 pp., 22 figs.]

1986 Editor, Island Societies: Archaeological Approaches to Evolution and Transformation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [x + 96 pp.]

1983 Editor (with J. Clark), Archaeological Investigations of the Mudlane-Waimea-Kawaihae Road Corridor, Island of Hawai'i: An Interdisciplinary Study of an Environmental Transect. Department of Anthropology Report 83-1. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. [vi + 532 pp.]

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Articles
(* indicates a refereed journal)
in press Human ecodynamics in the Hawaiian ecosystem, 1200-200 BP. In T. Kohler, ed., Modeling Long-Term Culture Change. Oxford University Press (for Santa Fe Institute). (with O. Chadwick, S. Tuljapurkar, T. Ladefoged, M. Graves, S. Hotchkiss, P. Vitousek)

in press* Human-induced environmental change in the Holocene: An archaeological perspective. Annual Review of Environment and Resources. (submitted)

in press* Intensive dryland farming on the leeward slopes of Haleakala, Maui, Hawaiian Islands: Archaeological, archaeobotanical, and geochemical perspectives. World Archaeology (submitted). (with J. Coil, A. S. Hartshorn, M. Jeraj, P. M. Vitousek, and O. A. Chadwick)

in press* Solstice observation in Mangareva, French Polynesia: New Perspectives from Archaeology. Archaeoastronomy 18.

in press* Ethnographie préhistorique d’une complexe d’habitation dans la Vallée d’Opunohu, Mo’orea, Polynésie Française. Journal de la Société des Océanistes. (with J. Kahn)

in press Ipomoean landscapes: Archaeology and the sweet potato in Kahikinui, Maui, Hawaiian Islands. In C. Ballard, P. Brown, and M. Bourke, eds., Sweet Potato in the Pacific. Oceania Monographs, Sydney.

in press* Extinct achatinellid land snails from Easter Island: Biogeographical, ecological, and archaeological implications. Pacific Science (with C. C. Christensen and D. W. Steadman)

2005* Petroglyphs of Kahikinui, Maui, Hawaiian Islands: Rock images within a Polynesian settlement landscape. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 70:107-128. (with S. Millerstrom)

2005* Coral 230Th dating of the imposition of a ritual control hierarchy in precontact Hawaii. Science 307:102-104. (with W. D. Sharp) Read the (ABSTRACT) or (FULL TEXT)

2004 Oceanic Islands: Microcosms of “global change.” In C. L. Redman, S. R. James, P. R. Fish, and J. D. Rogers, eds., The Archaeology of Global Change, pp. 13-27. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books.

2004* Environment, agriculture, and settlement patterns in a marginal Polynesian landscape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 101:9936-9941. (with A. Hartshorn, O. Chadwick, P. Vitousek, D. Sherrod, J. Coil, L. Holm, and W. Sharp)

2004* Soils, agriculture, and society in precontact Hawai'i. Science 304:1665-1669. (with P. Vitousek, T. Ladefoged, A. Hartshorn, M. Graves, S. Hotchkiss, S. Tuljapurkar, and O. Chadwick)

2004* The Kaupikiawa Rockshelter, Kalaupapa Peninsula, Moloka'i: New investigations and reinterpretation of its significance for Hawaiian prehistory. People and Culture in Oceania 19:1-27. (with S. O’Day, J. Coil, M. Morgenstein, K. Kawelu, and S. Millerstrom).

2004* Temple sites in Kahikinui, Maui, Hawaiian Islands: Their orientations decoded. Antiquity 78:102-114.
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2003 Archaeological investigations of the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia, 2001. In C. Sand, ed., Pacific Archaeology: Assessments and Prospects. Proceedings of the International Conference for the 50th Anniversary of the First Lapita Excavation, Koné-Noumea 2002, pp. 343-352. Les Cahiers de l’Archéologie en Nouvelle-Calédonie, Vol. 15. Noumea. (with A. Anderson, E. Conte, and M. I. Weisler)

2003 The ancient “house society” of the ‘Opunohu Valley, Mo’orea: Overview of an archaeological project 2000-2002. In H. Marchesi, ed., Bilan de la Recherche Archéologique en Polynésie Française, 2001-2002, pp. 21-36. Punaauia: Service de la Culture et du Patrimoine, Polynésie Française.

2003 Recherches archéologiques aux Iles Gambier (2001). In H. Marchesi, ed., Bilan de la Recherche Archéologique en Polynésie Française, 2001-2002, pp. 137-46. Punaauia: Service de la Culture et du Patrimoine, Polynésie Française. (with A. Anderson, E. Conte, and M. Weisler)

2003* Cultural chronology in Mangareva (Gambier Islands), French Polynesia: Evidence from recent radiocarbon dating. Journal of the Polynesian Society 112:119-140. (with A. Anderson, E. Conte, and M. I. Weisler)

2003* Paleohydrology of arid southeastern, Maui, Hawaiian Islands, and its implications for prehistoric human settlement. Quaternary Research 59:12-24. (with J. Stock and J. Coil)

2002* Te kai paka-Anuta: Food in a Polynesian Outlier society. Journal de la Société des Océanistes 114-115:71-89.

2002 History on stones: A newly discovered petroglyph site at Kahikinui, Maui. Hawaiian Archaeology 8:3-12. (with S. Millerstrom)

2002* New archaeological insights into food and status: A case study from pre-contact Hawaii. World Archaeology 34:484-97. (with S. O’Day)

2002* A modified culture history of Anahulu Valley, O’ahu, Hawai’i, and its significance for Hawaiian prehistory. Journal of the Polynesian Society 111:107-126. (with M. Dega)

2002 Old sites, new insights: A reanalysis of the 1952 Gifford and Shutler New Caledonia collections. In S. Bedford, C. Sand, and D. Burley, eds., Fifty Years in the Field: Essays in Honour and Celebration of Richard Shutler Jr.’s Archaeological Career, pp. 173-88. New Zealand Archaeological Association Monograph No. 25. Auckland.

2001 Early archaeological investigations, 1978-1982. In M. S. Allen, ed., Gardens of Lono: Archaeological Investigations at the Amy Greenwell Ethnobotancial Garden, Kealakekua, Hawai’i, pp. 47-66. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press.

2001 The history of Polynesian archaeology. In T. Murray, ed., Encyclopedia of Archaeology. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio.

2001 Archaeology of the Pacific Islands. In N. Smelser and P. Baltes, eds., The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

2001 Ceramics in Archaeology. In N. Smelser and P. Baltes, eds., The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

2001 Lapita. In P. N. Peregrine and M. Ember, eds., Encyclopedia of Prehistory, Volume 3: East Asia and Oceania, pp.
150-55. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

2001 Polynesian feasting in ethnohistoric, ethnographic, and archaeological contexts: A comparison of three societies. In M. Dietler and B. Hayden, eds., Feasts: Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives on Food, Politics, and Power, pp. 168-184. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

2001 Pigs, humans, and tropic competition on small Oceanic islands. In A. Anderson and T. Murray, eds., Australian Archaeologist: Collected Papers in Honour of Jim Allen, pp. 427-39. Canberra: Australian National University, Centre for Archaeological Research and Department of Archaeology and Natural History.
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2000* Ana Manuka: A prehistoric ritualistic site on Mangaia, Cook Islands. Antiquity 74:873-83. (with D. Steadman and S. Antón)

2000 Temples as ‘holy houses’: The transformation of ritual architecture in traditional Polynesian societies. In J. Gillespie and R. Joyce, eds., Beyond Kinship: Opening up the House, pp. 103-14. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

1999 Hawaiian archaeology: Past, present, and future. Hawaiian Archaeology 7:60-73.

1998* Metric analyses of prehistoric morphological change in cultivated fruits and nuts: An example from Island Melanesia. Journal of Archaeological Science 25:1001-1014. (with D. Lepofsky and K. Lertzman)

1998 Landscapes of Power: Late prehistoric settlement patterns and land use of marginal environments in the Hawaiian Islands. In P. Vargas Casanova, ed., Easter Island and East Polynesian Prehistory, pp. 59-72. Santiago: Instituto de Estudios Isla de Pascua, University of Chile.

1998 Archaeology. In S. P. Juvik and J. O. Juvik, eds., Atlas of Hawaii (Third Edition), pp. 161-68. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.

1998* Biogeography and prehistoric exploitation of birds in the Mussau Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. Emu 98:13-22. (with D. W. Steadman)

1997 Le voyage du Kon-Tiki et son impact sur l’archéologie. Bulletin de la Société des Études Océaniennes 275:53-59. Tahiti.

1997 Lapita exchange systems and their Polynesian transformations: Seeking explanatory models. In M. Weisler, ed., Prehistoric Long-Distance Interaction in Oceania: An Interdisciplinary Approach, pp. 19-37. New Zealand Archaeological Association Monograph. (with R. C. Green)

1997* Resolving the enigmas of New Caledonian and Melanesian prehistory: A review. Asian Perspectives 36:232-44.

1997 Kahikinui: An introduction. In P. V. Kirch, ed., Na Mea Kahiko o Kahikinui: Studies in the Archaeology of Kahikinui, Maui, Hawaiian Islands, pp. 1-11. Oceanic Archaeological Laboratory, Special Publication No. 1. Berkeley: Archaeological Research Facility.

1997 The cultural landscape of Kipapa and Nakaohu ahupua’a: A preliminary report on an intensive archaeological survey. In P. V. Kirch, ed., Na Mea Kahiko o Kahikinui: Studies in the Archaeology of Kahikinui, Maui, Hawaiian Islands, pp. 12-27. Oceanic Archaeological Laboratory, Special Publication No. 1. Berkeley: Archaeological Research Facility.

1997 Household archaeology in the ahupua’a of Kipapa and Nakaohu. In P. V. Kirch, ed., Na Mea Kahiko o Kahikinui: Studies in the Archaeology of Kahikinui, Maui, Hawaiian Islands, pp. 45-60. Oceanic Archaeological Laboratory, Special Publication No. 1. Berkeley: Archaeological Research Facility. (with C. Van Gilder)

1997* Introduction: The environmental history of Oceanic islands. In P. V. Kirch and T. L. Hunt, eds., Historical Ecology in the Pacific Islands, pp. 1-21. New Haven: Yale University Press.

1997* Changing landscapes and sociopolitical evolution in Mangaia, Central Polynesia. In P. V. Kirch and T. L. Hunt, eds., Historical Ecology in the Pacific Islands, pp. 147-165. New Haven: Yale University Press.

1997* The historical ecology of Ofu Island, American Samoa, 3000 B.P. to the present. In P. V. Kirch and T. L. Hunt, eds., Historical Ecology in the Pacific Islands, pp. 105-23. New Haven: Yale University Press.

1997* Epilogue: Islands as microcosms of global change? In P. V. Kirch and T. L. Hunt, eds., Historical Ecology in the Pacific Islands, pp. 284-286. New Haven: Yale University Press.

1997* Microcosmic histories: Island perspectives on 'global' change. American Anthropologist 99:30-42.
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1996 Tikopia social space revisited. In J. Davidson, G. Irwin, F. Leach, A. Pawley, and D. Brown, eds., Oceanic Culture History: Essays in Honour of Roger Green, pp. 257-274. Dunedin: New Zealand Journal of Archaeology Special Publication.

1996* Lapita and its aftermath: The Austronesian settlement of Oceania. In W. Goodenough, ed., Prehistoric Settlement of the Pacific, pp. 57-70. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge, Vol. 86, Pt. 5.

1996* Stratigraphic and paleobotanical evidence for prehistoric human-induced environmental disturbance on Mo'orea, French Polynesia. Pacific Science 50:253-273. (with D. Lepofsky, K. P. Lertzman).

1996 Pre-contact and early historic cultural landscapes in the Kahikinui District, Maui, Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Archaeology 4:38-52 (with C. Van Gilder).

1996* Late Holocene human-induced modifications to a central Polynesian island ecosystem. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 93(11):5296-5300.

1996* Interisland and interarchipelago transport of stone tools in prehistoric Polynesia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 93:1381-1385. (with M. Weisler)

1995* The Lapita cultural complex of Western Melanesia in the context of Austronesian origins and dispersals. In P. J-K. Li, C-H Tsang, Y-K Huang, D-A Ho, and C-y Tseng, eds., Austronesian Studies Relating to Taiwan. Symposium Series of the Institute of History and Philology, No. 3, pp. 255-294. Taipei: Academia Sinica.

1995* Prehistory and human ecology in Eastern Polynesia: Excavations at Tangatatau Rockshelter, Mangaia, Cook Islands. Archaeology in Oceania 30:47-65. (with D. W. Steadman, V. L. Butler, J. Hather, and M. I. Weisler)

1995 Landscapes of history in the Anahulu Valley: Hawaiian Islands. Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers 79:217-227.

1994* Archaeology in the Pacific Islands: An appraisal of recent research. Journal of Archaeological Research 2:285-328. (with M. I. Weisler)

1994* Paleoenvironmental evidence for human colonization of remote Oceanic islands. Antiquity 68:310-321. (with J. Ellison)

1994* The pre-Christian ritual cycle of Futuna, Western Polynesia. Journal of the Polynesian Society 103:255-298.

1994* The Mata'are basalt source: implications for prehistoric interaction studies in the Cook Islands. Journal of the Polynesian Society 103:203-216. (with M. I. Weisler and J. Endicott)

1993* Polynesian irrigation: archaeological and linguistic evidence for origins and development. Asian Perspectives 32:183-204. (with D. Lepofsky)
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1992 In Memoriam: Kenneth Pike Emory (1897-1992). Asian Perspectives 31:1-8.

1992* Ancient environmental degradation: prehistoric human impacts on an island ecosystem, Mangaia, Central Polynesia. Research and Exploration 8:166-179 (with D. Steadman, J. Flenley, S. Dawson, and F. Lamont).

1991 Mussau Islands prehistory: results of the 1985-86 excavations. In J. Allen and C. Gosden, eds., Report of the Lapita Homeland Project, pp. 144-163. Occasional Papers in Prehistory, No. 20. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Australian National University.

1991* A radiocarbon chronology for human-induced environmental change on Mangaia, Southern Cook Islands, Polynesia. Radiocarbon 33:317-328. (with D. Steadman, J. Flenley).

1991* Prehistoric exchange in Western Melanesia. Annual Review of Anthropology 20:141-165.

1991 Chiefship and competitive involution: the Marquesas Islands of Eastern Polynesia. In T. Earle, ed., Chiefdoms: Power, Economy, and Ideology, pp. 119-145. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1991* Prehistoric sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) from Mangaia Island, Central Polyn
esia. Antiquity 65:887-893. (with J. Hather).

1991 Polynesian agricultural systems. In P. A. Cox and S. A. Banack, eds., Islands, Plants, and Polynesians: An Introduction of Polynesian Ethnobotany, pp. 113-133. Portland (Oregon): Dioscorides Press.

1990* Prehistoric extinction of birds on Mangaia, Cook Islands, Polynesia. Proceedings of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences 87:9605-9609. (with D. Steadman).

1990* Specialization and exchange in the Lapita complex of Oceania (1600-500 B.C.). Asian Perspectives 29:117-133.

1990 Production, intensification, and the early Hawaiian Kingdom. In D. E. Yen and J. M. J. Mummery, eds., Pacific Production Systems: Approaches to Economic Prehistory, pp. 190-209. Occasional Papers in Prehistory No. 18. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Australian National University.

1990* The evolution of socio-political complexity in prehistoric Hawaii: an assessment of the archaeological evidence. Journal of World Prehistory 4:311-345.

1990* Regional variation and local style: A neglected dimension in Hawaiian prehistory. Pacific Studies 13:41-53.

1990* An ancestral Polynesian occupation site at To'aga, Ofu Island, American Samoa. Archaeology in Oceania 25:1-15 (with T. Hunt, L. Nagaoka, J. Tyler).

1990* La colonisation du Pacifique. La Recherche 21(225):1226-1235.

1990* Monumental architecture and power in Polynesian chiefdoms: a comparison of Tonga and Hawaii. World Archaeology 22:206-222.

1990* Extinction, biogeography, and human exploitation of birds on Anuta and Tikopia, Solomon Islands. Occasional Papers of the Bishop Museum 30:118-153. (with D. Steadman and D. S. Pahlavan).
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1989* Lapita sites of the Bismarck Archipelago. Antiquity 63:561-586. (with C. Gosden et al.).

1989* Second millennium B.C. arboriculture in Melanesia: archaeological evidence from the Mussau Islands. Economic Botany 43:225-240.

1989 Prehistory. In A. Howard and R. Borofsky, eds, Developments in Polynesian Ethnology, pp. 13-46. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

1989* Human skeletal and dental remains from Lapita sites in the Mussau Islands. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 79:63-76. (with D. Swindler and C. Turner III).

1989* A radiocarbon sequence from the To'aga site, Ofu Island, American Samoa. Radiocarbon 31:7-13. (with T. L. Hunt and J. Tyler).

1989 The rockshelter excavations. In P. V. Kirch, ed., Prehistoric Hawaiian Occupation in the Anahulu Valley, O'ahu Island: Excavations in Three Inland Rockshelters, pp. 9-42. Contributions of the Archaeological Research Facility No. 47. Berkeley: University of California.

1989 Faunal assemblages of the Anahulu rockshelter sites. In P. V. Kirch, ed., Prehistoric Hawaiian Occupation in the Anahulu Valley, O'ahu Island: Excavations in Three Inland Rockshelters, pp. 61-72. Contributions of the Archaeological Research Facility No. 47. Berkeley: University of California.(with S. Collins).

1989 Non-marine molluscs from the rockshelter sediments. In P. V. Kirch, ed., Prehistoric Hawaiian Occupation in the Anahulu Valley, O'ahu Island: Excavations in Three Inland Rockshelters, pp. 73-82. Contributions of the Archaeological Research Facility No. 47. Berkeley: University of California.

1989 The portable artifact assemblages. In P. V. Kirch, ed., Prehistoric Hawaiian Occupation in the Anahulu Valley, O'ahu Island: Excavations in Three Inland Rockshelters, pp. 111-124. Contributions of the Archaeological Research Facility No. 47. Berkeley: University of California.

1989 Conclusion. In P. V. Kirch, ed., Prehistoric Hawaiian Occupation in the Anahulu Valley, O'ahu Island: Excavations in Three Inland Rockshelters, pp. 125-130. Contributions of the Archaeological Research Facility No. 47. Berkeley: University of California.

1988* Polynesian plainware sherds from Hivaoa and their implications for early Marquesan prehistory. New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 10:101-107. (with W. R. Dickinson and T. L. Hunt).

1988* Long-distance exchange and island colonization: the Lapita case. Norwegian Archaeological Review 21:103-117.

1988* Archaeological survey of the Manu'a Islands, American Samoa. Journal of the Polynesian Society 97:153-183. (with T. L. Hunt).

1988* Holocene mammal faunas from archaeological sites in island Melanesia. Archaeology in Oceania 23:89-94. (with T. Flannery, M. Spriggs, and J. Specht).

1988* Radiocarbon dates from the Mussau Islands and the Lapita colonization of the southwest Pacific. Radiocarbon 30:161-169. (with T. L. Hunt).

1988* The Talepakemalai Lapita site and Oceanic prehistory. National Geographic Research 4:328-342.

1988 Polynesia's mystery islands. Archaeology 41(3):26-31.

1988* Circumscription and sociopolitical evolution in Polynesia. American Behavioral Scientist 31:416-427.
1988 A brief history of Lapita archaeology. In P. V. Kirch and T. L. Hunt, eds., Archaeology of the Lapita Cultural Complex: A Critical Review, pp. 1-8. Burke Museum Research Report No. 5. Seattle: University of Washington Burke Museum.

1988 The spatial and temporal boundaries of Lapita. In P. V. Kirch and T. L. Hunt, eds., Archaeology of the Lapita Cultural Complex: A Critical Review, pp. 9-32. Burke Museum Research Report No. 5. Seattle: University of Washington Burke Museum. (with T. L. Hunt).

1988 Problems and issues in Lapita archaeology. In P. V. Kirch and T. L. Hunt, eds., Archaeology of the Lapita Cultural Complex: A Critical Review, pp. 157-166. Burke Museum Research Report No. 5. Seattle: University of Washington Burke Museum.
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1987* Is there an early Far Western Lapita province? Sample size effects and new evidence from Eloaua Island. Archaeology in Oceania 22:123-127. (with M. Allen, V. Butler, and T. L. Hunt).

1987* History, phylogeny, and evolution in Polynesia. Current Anthropology 28:431-456. (with R. C. Green). Reprinted in S. Silverman, ed., 1991, Inquiry and Debate in the Human Sciences, pp. 161-186. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

1987* Radiocarbon dates from two coastal sites in the Manu'a group, American Samoa. Radiocarbon 29:417-419. (with T. L. Hunt)

1987* Lapita and Oceanic cultural origins: results of the 1985 Mussau excavations. Journal of Field Archaeology 14:163-180.

1987* Impact of tourism on archaeological resources in Hawaii. Annals of Tourism Research 14:145-153. (with D. Kirch).

1986 Exchange systems and inter-island contact in the transformation of an island society: The Tikopia case. In P. V. Kirch, ed., Island Societies: Archaeological Approaches to Evolution and Transformation, pp. 33-41. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1986* Rethinking East Polynesian prehistory. Journal of the Polynesian Society 95:9-40.

1986 Tikopia: tracing the prehistory of a Polynesian culture. Archaeology 39(2):53-59.

1986* Nonmarine mollusks and ecological change at Barbers Point, Oahu, Hawaii. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 26:52-80. (with C. Christensen).

1985* On the genetic and cultural relationships of certain Polynesian Outlier populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 66:381-382.

1985* The structure of settlement space in a Polynesian chiefdom: Kawela, Molokai. New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 7:129-158.

1985 Intensive agriculture in prehistoric Hawaii: the wet and the dry. In I. Farrington, ed., Prehistoric Intensive Agriculture in the Tropics, pp. 435-454. British Archaeological Reports, International Series, No. 232.

1984* The Polynesian Outliers: continuity, change, and replacement. Journal of Pacific History 19:224-238.

1983* An archaeological exploration of Vanikoro, Santa Cruz Islands, eastern Melanesia. New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 5:69-113.

1983* Man's role in modifying tropical and subtropical Polynesian ecosystems. Archaeology in Oceania 18:26-31.
1983 Mangaasi-style ceramics from Tikopia and Vanikoro and their implications for east Melanesian prehistory. Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Bulletin 3:67-76.

1983* Archaeology and the evolution of socio-political complexity: the Hawaiian case. Reviews in Anthropology X:17-28. (Review of Cordy, 1981).

1983 Introduction. In J. T. Clark and P. V. Kirch, eds., Archaeological Investigations of the Mudlane-Waimea-Kawaihae Road Corridor, Island of Hawai'i: An Interdisciplinary Study of an Environmental Transect, pp. 3-24. Department of Anthropology, Report 83-1. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum.

1983 Indigenous artifacts. In J. T. Clark and P. V. Kirch, eds., Archaeological Investigations of the Mudlane-Waimea-Kawaihae Road Corridor, Island of Hawai'i: An Interdisciplinary Study of an Environmental Transect, pp. 341-347. Department of Anthropology, Report 83-1. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum.

1983 Volcanic glass flaked stone artifacts. In J. T. Clark and P. V. Kirch, eds., Archaeological Investigations of the Mudlane-Waimea-Kawaihae Road Corridor, Island of Hawai'i: An Interdisciplinary Study of an Environmental Transect, pp. 348-370. Department of Anthropology, Report 83-1. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. (with R. Schousboe and M. Riford).

1983 Discussion and summary. In J. T. Clark and P. V. Kirch, eds., Archaeological Investigations of the Mudlane-Waimea-Kawaihae Road Corridor, Island of Hawai'i: An Interdisciplinary Study of an Environmental Transect, pp. 527-532.. Department of Anthropology, Report 83-1. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum.
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1982 Transported landscapes. Natural History 12/82.

1982* The ecology of marine exploitation in prehistoric Hawaii. Human Ecology 10:455-476.

1982* The impact of the prehistoric Polynesians on the Hawaiian ecosystem. Pacific Science 36:1-14.

1982* A revision of the Anuta sequence. Journal of the Polynesian Society 91:245-254.

1982* Advances in Polynesian prehistory: three decades in review. In F. Wendorf and A. Close, eds., Advances in World Archaeology 1:51-97. New York: Academic Press.

1982* Ecology and the adaptation of Polynesian agricultural systems. Archaeology in Oceania 17:1-6.

1981* Lapitoid settlements of Futuna and Alofi, Western Polynesia. Archaeology in Oceania 16:127-143.

1981* Nonmarine mollusks from archaeological sites on Tikopia, southeastern Solomon Islands. Pacific Science 35:75-88. (with C. Christensen).

1981 Landsnails and environmental change at Barbers Point, Oahu, Hawaii. Bulletin of the American Malacological Union, p. 31 (abstract). (with C. Christensen).

1980* The archaeological study of adaptation: theoretical and methodological issues. In M. Schiffer, ed., Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, vol. 3, pp. 101-156. New York: Academic Press. (Reprinted in 1980 in M. Schiffer, ed., Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory: Selections for Students from Volumes 1 through 4. New York: Academic Press.)

1980* Polynesian prehistory: cultural adaptation in island ecosystems. American Scientist 68:39-48.

1980* Burial structures and societal ranking in Vava'u, Tonga. Journal of the Polynesian Society 89:291-308.

1979 Archaeology and the evolution of Polynesian culture. Archaeology 32(5):44-52. Reprinted 1980 as "L'archeologia e l'evoluzione della cultura Polinesiana," Mondo Archeologico 46:5-11.

1979* Ethnoarchaeology and the development of Polynesian fishing strategies. Journal of the Polynesian Society 88:53-76. (with T. Dye).

1979 Subsistence and ecology. In J. Jennings, ed., The Prehistory of Polynesia, pp. 286-307. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

1978* The Lapitoid period in West Polynesia: excavations and survey in Niuatoputapu, Tonga. Journal of Field Archaeology 5:1-12.

1978* Indigenous agriculture on 'Uvea (Western Polynesia). Economic Botany 32:157-181.

1978 Ethnoarchaeology and the study of agricultural systems in the humid tropics. In R. A. Gould, ed., Explorations in Ethnoarchaeology, pp. 103-126. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

1977* Valley agricultural systems in prehistoric Hawaii: an archaeological consideration. Asian Perspectives 20:246-280.
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1976 Supplemental archaeological resource examination of the Kamo'oali'i Mound Site, Oahu Island, In P. Rosendahl, ed., Archaeological Investigations in Upland Kane'ohe, pp. 5:1-8. Department of Anthropology Report 76-1. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum.

1976* Rapport préliminaire sur les recherches éffectuées aux îles Wallis et Futuna (Polynésie Occidentale). Journal de la Société des Océanistes 32:107-110.

1976* Ethnoarchaeological investigations in Futuna and 'Uvea (Western Polynesia): a preliminary report. Journal of the Polynesian Society 85:27-69.

1976 Early Anutan settlement and the position of Anuta in the prehistory of the southwest Pacific. In R. C. Green and M. Cresswell, eds., Southeast Solomon Islands Cultural History: A Preliminary Survey, pp. 223-244. Royal Society of New Zealand Bulletin 11. Wellington. (with P. Rosendahl).

1975 Introduction. In P. V. Kirch and M. Kelly, eds., Prehistory and Ecology in a Windward Hawaiian Valley: Halawa Valley, Molokai, pp. 1-16. Pacific Anthropological Records 24. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum.

1975 Excavations at sites Al-3 and Al-4: early settlement and ecology in Halawa Valley. In P. V. Kirch and M. Kelly, eds., Prehistory and Ecology in a Windward Hawaiian Valley: Halawa Valley, Molokai, pp. 17-70. Pacific Anthropological Records 24. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum.

1975 Radiocarbon and hydration-rind dating of prehistoric sites in Halawa Valley. In P. V. Kirch and M. Kelly, eds., Prehistory and Ecology in a Windward Hawaiian Valley: Halawa Valley, Molokai, pp. 161-166. Pacific Anthropological Records 24. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum.

1975 Halawa Valley in Hawaiian prehistory: discussion and conclusions. In P. V. Kirch and M. Kelly, eds., Prehistory and Ecology in a Windward Hawaiian Valley: Halawa Valley, Molokai, pp. 167-184. Pacific Anthropological Records 24. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum.

1974* The chronology of early Hawaiian settlement. Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania 9:110-119.

1973 Anuta: an introduction. In D. E. Yen and J. Gordon, eds., Anuta: A Polynesian Outlier in the Solomon Islands, pp. 1-8. Pacific Anthropological Records 21. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. (with D. Yen and P. Rosendahl).

1973 Archaeological Investigation of Anuta. In D. E. Yen and J. Gordon, eds., Anuta: A Polynesian Outlier in the Solomon Islands, pp. 25-108. Pacific Anthropological Records 21. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. (with P. Rosendahl).

1973* A note on carbon dates for pottery-bearing layers on Anuta Island. Journal of the Polynesian Society 82:206-208. (with P. Rosendahl).

1973* Prehistoric subsistence patterns in the northern Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania 8:24-40.

1973* Basaltic glass artifacts from Hawaii: their dating and prehistoric uses. Journal of the Polynesian Society 82:176-187. (with W. Barrera).

1972 Prehistoric agriculture in the upper valley of Makaha, Oahu. In E. Ladd and D. E. Yen, eds., Makaha Valley Historical Project: Interim Report No. 3, pp. 59-94. Pacific Anthropological Records 18. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. (with D. Yen, T. Riley, and P. Rosendahl).

1972* Subfossil non-marine gastropods from Molokai, Hawaiian Islands. Nautilus 86:23.

1972 Five triangular adzes from Maui, Hawaiian Islands. New Zealand Archaeological Association Newsletter 15:140-143.

1971* Archaeological excavations at Palauea, Southeast Maui, Hawaiian Islands. Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania 6:62-86.

1971* An early prehistoric site at Bellows Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania 6:204-234. (with R. Pearson and M. Pietrusewsky).

1971 Halawa Valley Project: two field seasons in retrospect. New Zealand Archaeological Association Newsletter 14:47-61.

1971* Halawa Dune Site (Hawaiian Islands): a preliminary report. Journal of the Polynesian Society 80:228-236.

1970* Houses on Lifou, Loyalty Islands. Journal of the Polynesian Society 79:43-53.

1970 The Halawa Valley Project: a preliminary report. New Zealand Archaeological Association Newsletter 13:223-226.

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Reviews, Short Notes, AND Miscellaneous

in press R. Feinberg, ed., Seafaring in the Contemporary Pacific Islands. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

in press A. Anderson, B. Allingham, and Ian Smith, eds., Shag River Mouth: The Archaeology of an Early Southern Maori Village. Archaeology in New Zealand.

in press D. Stannard, Before the Horror. The Contemporary Pacific.

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B. Butler, ed., Archaeological Investigations on the North Coast of Rota, Marianas Islands. American Antiquity.

2003 Review of The Archaeology of Lapita Dispersal in Oceania (G. R. Clark et al., eds.), In Journal of the Polynesian Society 112:405-407.

2002 Eastern Polynesia—Introduction. Asian Perspectives 41:179-81. (with E. Conte)

2002 Review of B. A. Joyce, The Shaping of American Ethnography: The Wilkes Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. In Journal of Anthropological Research 58:293-94.

2002 Review of Nature, Culture, and History: The “Knowing” of Oceania (K. R. Howe), Anthropos 97:263-64.

2002 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Biennial Report: 1999-2001. Berkeley: P. A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. [20 pp. + illus.]

2000 Foreword, in D. Blundell, ed., Austronesian Taiwan: Linguistics, History, Ethnology, and Prehistory, pp. xv-xvi. Berkeley: P. A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

2000 The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. ICOM News, Issue 3:3. International Council of Museums.

2000 “Archaeological survey of Kalaupapa, Moloka’i, Initiated.” Berkeley Archaeology 8(1):5.

2000 “The sequence of words.” Review of L. L. Cavalli-Sforza, Genes, Peoples, and Languages. Nature 404:932-33.

2000 Review of Hanamiai: Prehistoric Colonization and Cultural Change in the Marquesas Islands. (by Barry V. Rolett), Journal of Anthropological Research 56:256-57.

1999 Comment on H. Leach, “Intensification in the Pacific.” Current Anthropology 40:326-28.

1998 Review of J. Fox and C. Sather, eds., Origins, Ancestry and Alliance. Anthropos 93:606-607.

1998 Review of M. J. T. Spriggs, The Island Melanesians. Journal of Anthropological Research 54:277-79.

1998 Privatizing archaeology reviews is a mistake. (Op-ed piece) The Honolulu Advertiser, p. A20, March 20, 1998.

1997 Comment on Terrell, Hunt, and Gosden “The dimensions of social life in the Pacific”. Current Anthropology 38:181-82.

1995 Comment on Roberts, Moore, and Romney. Current Anthropology 36:779.

1994 Review of D. Frimigacci, Aux Temps de la Terre Noire, Journal of the Polynesian Society 103:93-95

1994 Review of D. G. Sutton, ed., Origins of the First New Zealanders. Antiquity 68:895-97.

1992 Review of R. L. Hunter-Anderson, ed., Recent Advances in Micronesian Archaeology: Selected Papers from the Micronesian Archaeology Conference. Asian Perspectives 31:206-209.

1992 Foreword, In G. Lee, Rock Art of Easter Island, pp. xi-xii. Monumenta Archaeologica 17. Los Angeles: Institute of Archaeology, University of California at Los Angeles.

1990 Models, migrations, and the methodology of prehistory. Review article of I. Rouse, Migrations in Prehistory, and J. Terrell, Prehistory in the Pacific Islands. Reviews in Anthropology 18:153-160.

1987 Review of A. Anderson. Traditional Fishing in the Pacific. Pacific Studies 11:153-157.

1987 Review of L. Grossman, Peasants, Subsistence Economy, and Development in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Economic Geography 63:184-186.

1987 Review of J. Terrell, Prehistory in the Pacific Islands. Antiquity 61:348-350.

1987 Review of P. Bellwood, The Prehistory of the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago; and P. Bellwood and Vishnu-Mitre, Recent Advances in Indo-Pacific Prehistory. American Anthropologist 89:199-200.

1986 Review of E. Larsen, Life and Land Use on the Bahrain Islands: The Geoarchaeology of an Ancient Society. American Antiquity 51:189-190.

1985 Review of J. Flood, Archaeology of the Dreamtime. American Anthropologist 87:452.

1984 Review of S. Bowdler, ed., Coastal Archaeology in Eastern Australia. American Anthropologist 86:452-453.

1984 Review of N. Prickett, The First Thousand Years: Regional Perspectives in New Zealand Archaeology. Archaeology in Oceania 19:37-39.

1984 Foreword, In R. Schilt, Subsistence and Conflict in Kona, Hawai'i. Department of Anthropology Report 84-1. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum.

1981 Review of J. Friedman and M. Rowlands, The Evolution of Social Systems. American Antiquity 46:956-958.

1981 Review of R. C. Green, Makaha Before 1880 A.D. Journal of the Polynesian Society 90:282-284.

1980 A journey into Makaha's past. Hawaii Architect 9:11-15, 24-25.

1976 Review of R. Shutler and E. Shutler, Oceanic Prehistory. American Anthropologist 78:715.

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