Excavation in Peva Valley, Rurutu, Austral Islands (East Polynesia)

dc.contributor.author Bollt, Robert en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T19:56:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T19:56:44Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Peva dune site on Rurutu, Austral Islands, excavated in 2003, has yielded a rich archaeological assemblage containing artifacts and both vertebrate and invertebrate fauna from two distinct stratigraphic layers. The lower layer dates from the East Polynesian Archaic period (c. A.D. 1000-1450), and the upper layer from the Classic period (c. eighteenth and nineteenth centuries A.D.), during which time the site was a ceremonial marae. The two layers are entirely distinct, separated by a thick deposit of sterile beach sand. This article analyzes the major temporal trends in Rurutu's artifact and faunal assemblages, and discusses them in terms of both the general efflorescence of East Polynesian culture, and the more specifIc emergence of a uniquely Austral culture, which impressed early European visitors as being quite unique. KEYWORDS: East Polynesia, Austral Islands, Cook Islands, Rurutu, colonization. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bollt, R. 2008. Excavation in Peva Valley, Rurutu, Austral Islands (East Polynesia). Asian Perspectives 47 (1): 156-87. 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/10125/17285
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 47 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 1 en_US
dc.subject East Polynesia en_US
dc.subject Austral Islands en_US
dc.subject Cook Islands en_US
dc.subject Rurutu en_US
dc.subject colonization 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 Excavation in Peva Valley, Rurutu, Austral Islands (East Polynesia) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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