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dc.contributor.advisor Graves, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author McElroy, Windy Keala en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-06T19:42:25Z en_US
dc.date.available 2009-03-06T19:42:25Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2003-05 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/7111 en_US
dc.description 11, 121 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract Hawaiian poi pounders are unique artifacts which have received inadequate attention from the archaeological community. Three varieties of poi pounders are recognized today: the common knobbed form, ring pounders, and stirrup pounders. These artifacts have never been systematically analyzed, and a great deal of variability exists within the three categories. This research utilizes paradigmatic classification to examine stylistic variability in poi pounder morphology. The seriation method is used to illuminate patterns of interaction and transmission through time and space among Hawaiian groups. Functional analyses are carried out to help explain processes of selection and interaction between poi pounders and the environment. The spatial extent of this research is limited to the island of Kauaʻi, which is historically known for its distinctive poi pounder forms. en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.rights.uri https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/591 en_US
dc.title Variability in poi pounders from Kaua'i island, Hawai'i en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
dc.contributor.department Anthropology en_US
dc.description.degree MA en_US
dc.date.graduated 2003-05 en_US
local.identifier.callnumber CB5 .H3 no. 3076 en_US

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