Patrick V. Kirch and Roger C. Green, 2001. Hawaiki, Ancestral Polynesia: An Essay in Historical Anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Kirch and Green present the first detailed application of the phylogenetic model and of the triangulation approach to the reconstruction of ancient Polynesian culture. The first part of the book presents a thorough exposition of the theory of phylogenetic analysis of cultural history, and of the methods whereby archaeological, linguistic, and comparative ethnographic data may be applied to long-term historical analysis. In Part II, the authors provide a case study with the historical reconstruction of various domains of Ancestral Polynesian culture, ranging from subsistence economy and cuisine, to social organization, ritual practices, and the lunar calendar. “A landmark synthesis” (Andrew Pawley).