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dc.contributor.author Tuggle, H David en_US
dc.contributor.author Spriggs, Matthew en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T19:49:09Z en_US
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T19:49:09Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Tuggle, H. D., and M. Spriggs. 2000. The Age of the Bellows Dune Site O18, O'ahu, Hawai'I, and the Antiquity of Hawaiian Colonization. Asian Perspectives 39 (1-2): 165-88. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17138 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Bellows Dune site was excavated more than three decades ago (Pearson et al. 1971), and has been generally considered one of the earliest settlement sites in the Hawaiian cultural sequence. More than ten years later, in the now-classic summary of Hawaiian archaeology, Kirch (1985) considered it to be one of only two sites firmly identified as belonging to the Colonization phase in Hawai'i. This status has remained largely intact. Working independently, the authors of the present article found problems with the interpretations of the dating of this site. Combining our efforts and reviewing the general debate over the timing of human colonization of the Hawaiian archipelago, we suggest that the oft-quoted early dates for the Bellows site are in erron, and that a site-based argument for pre-A.D. 800 settlement of Hawai'i is approaching a case list of zero. The most supportable conclusion is that of the two main layers at 018, the lower one (L. III) pre-dates A.D. 1000, and the upper one (L.ll) post-dates A.D. 1000. The Bellows Dune site dating is deconstructed, dates from Bellows that have not been published are presented, the Bellows dates are placed in the context of new information from other sources on the date of Hawaiian colonization, and a new hypothesis for the age of the Bellows Dune site is proposed. KEYWORDS: Bellows Dune, early settlement, Hawaiian chronology. en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 39 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Numbers 1 & 2 en_US
dc.subject Bellows Dune en_US
dc.subject early settlement en_US
dc.subject Hawaiian chronology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title The Age of the Bellows Dune Site O18, O'ahu, Hawai'I, and the Antiquity of Hawaiian Colonization en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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