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Blood and Plant Residues on Hawaiian Stone Tools from Two Archaeological Sites in Upland Kane'ohe, Ko'olau Poko District, O'ahu Island

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Title: Blood and Plant Residues on Hawaiian Stone Tools from Two Archaeological Sites in Upland Kane'ohe, Ko'olau Poko District, O'ahu Island
Authors: Allen, Jane
Newman, Margaret E.
Riford, Mary
Archer, Gavin H.
Keywords: artifact function
cross-over electrophoresis (CIEP)
Hawaiian archaeology
lithics
residue analysis
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LC Subject Headings: Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
Citation: Allen, J., M. E. Newman, M. Riford, G. H. Archer. 1995. Blood and Plant Residues on Hawaiian Stone Tools from Two Archaeological Sites in Upland Kane'ohe, Ko'olau Poko District, O'ahu Island. Asian Perspectives 34 (2): 283-302.
Series/Report no.: Volume 34
Number 2
Abstract: Stone tools recovered from Bishop Museum Sites SO-Oa-GS-97 and G5-152 in upland Kane'ohe, O'ahu, have produced the first animal and plant residue identifications reported for sites in the Hawaiian Islands. Mter microscopic inspection for signs of edge wear, 20 tools were analyzed through cross-over electrophoresis; five tested positive against anti-dog, anti-pig, and anti-fern sera. Historical information concerning pre-Contact (pre-A.D. 1778) Hawaiian uses of dog, pig, and fern is summarized, and the technique and current results are evaluated in terms of the information they promise concerning artifact and site function, dating, intersite networks, and sociopolitical developments. KEYWORDS: artifact function, cross-over electrophoresis (CIEP), Hawaiian archaeology, lithics, residue analysis, use wear.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17067
ISSN: 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
0066-8435 (Print)
Appears in Collections:Asian Perspectives, 1995 - Volume 34, Number 2 (Fall)



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