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By Julie S. Field,Michael Graves

ISBN-10: 0824839897

ISBN-13: 9780824839895

ISBN-10: 0824875141

ISBN-13: 9780824875145

on the base of a steep cliff towering a few 500 toes above the coast of the distant Nā Pali district at the island of Kaua'i, lies the magnificent old and archaeological website at Nu'alolo Kai. First excavated by means of Bishop Museum archaeologists among 1958 and 1964, the location contained the well-preserved is still of 1 of the biggest and such a lot various arrays of conventional and ancient artifacts ever present in Hawai'i. the home websites that represent the point of interest of Abundance and Resilience have been equipped over 5 centuries of profession and contained deeply buried, stratified deposits extending greater than 9 ft underneath the skin. The essays during this quantity element the paintings of archaeologists linked to the college of Hawai'i who've been compiling and learning the animal is still recovered from the excavations. The members talk about the variety of meals eaten via Hawaiians, the ways that specific species have been captured and harvested, and the way those practices may have developed via adjustments within the weather and traditional surroundings. including to this are analyses of a cosmopolitan fabric culture—how historical Hawaiians shaped animal is still into artifacts akin to adorns made from shell, pointed fowl bone "pickers," sea urchin and coral records and abraders, turtle shell combs, and bone handles for kāhili (feathered criteria) utilized by Hawaiian royalty.

For researchers, Nu'alolo Kai spread out the realm of daily life of indigenous Hawaiians among advert 1400 and 1900. extra importantly, we find out how their procurement and usage of animals—wild marine organisms and birds, in addition to domesticated canines and pigs—affected neighborhood assets. Demonstrating that an elevated choice for brought animals, similar to canine and pigs, successfully restricted damaging affects on wild animal assets, the essays in Abundance and Resilience jointly argue that the Hawaiian neighborhood of Nu'alolo Kai practiced a sustainable type of animal source procurement and administration for 5 centuries.

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