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Hawaiian Adze Production and Distribution: Implications for the Development of Chiefdoms

  • Author(s): Lass, Barbara
  • et al.
Abstract

Using a study of stone adzes of the precontact period on the island of Hawai'i, Lass examines the role of a material resource in the development of cultural complexity. Archaeological evidence is used to analyze the hypotheses that embrace the adaptationist and political approaches to increased complexity.

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