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Patrick V. Kirch, 1984.
The Evolution of the Polynesian Chiefdoms
. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
ISBN 0-521-27316-1.

Kirch’s now classic study from an archaeological perspective of the elaborate systems of chiefship found in the islands of Polynesia. Archaeological data are combined with ethnographic and linguistic materials to help understand the processes of culture change in the islands over three millennia. “A major achievement” (John Terrell); “A tour-de-force of archaeological scholarship” (Richard Gould).

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