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Excavations at the Kipapa Rockshelter, Kahikinui, Maui, Hawai'i
|Title:||Excavations at the Kipapa Rockshelter, Kahikinui, Maui, Hawai'i|
|Authors:||Jones O'Day, Sharyn|
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|LC Subject Headings:||Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)|
|Citation:||Jones O'Day, S. 2001. Excavations at the Kipapa Rockshelter, Kahikinui, Maui, Hawai'i. Asian Perspectives 40 (2): 279-304.|
|Series/Report no.:||Volume 40|
|Abstract:||Test excavations of a late precontact to early contact rockshelter site in the traditional district of Kahikinui, Maui, Hawai'i, are discussed. The excavated cultural deposits primarily consist of three combustion features, two informal fire pits, and an earth oven. The deposit contained indigenous Hawaiian artifacts, such as basalt lithics, bone awls, and a fishhook. Fine-screening methods were employed with the use of kin. (1.59 mm) mesh, and relatively large amounts of fish bone and microfauna were also recovered. Using faunal and material culture evidence, it is argued that the rockshelter is a single component of a traditional Hawaiian household complex (kau hale), probably a cookhouse (hale kahumu). KEYWORDS: Hawai'i, Maui Island, archaeology, screen size, zooarchaeology, fauna, kau hale.|
|Appears in Collections:||Asian Perspectives, 2001 - Volume 40, Number 2 (Fall)|
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