Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
Hawaiian Adze Production and Distribution: Implications for the Development of Chiefdoms
- Author(s): Lass, Barbara
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://www.ioa.ucla.edu/content/hawaiian-adze-production-and-distribution-implications-development-chiefdoms
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.