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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
International Journal of Synergy and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies     Open Access  
International Quarterly for Asian Studies     Open Access  
International Review of Qualitative Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
International Review of Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 202)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Studies. Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Internationale Revue Fur Soziale Sicherheit     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
InterSciencePlace     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigación Valdizana     Open Access  
Investigación y Desarrollo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigaciones Geográficas (Esp)     Open Access  
Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Issues in Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ithaca : Viaggio nella Scienza     Open Access  
IULC Working Papers     Open Access  
Ius et Praxis     Open Access  
JICSA : Journal of Islamic Civilization in Southeast Asia     Open Access  
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Addiction & Prevention     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Advanced Academic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Journal of Applied Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Contemporary African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Critical Race inquiry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Development Effectiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Economy Culture and Society     Open Access  
Journal of Educational Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Globalization and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Human Security     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Humanity     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Ilahiyat Researches     Open Access  
Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies: JIGS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Iran Cultural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Markets & Morality     Partially Free  
Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Migration and Refugee Issues, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Pan African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 306, SJR: 4.302, CiteScore: 6)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Relationships Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Research in National Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Responsible Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Social Science Education : JSSE     Open Access  
Journal of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Structure     Open Access  
Journal of Social Studies Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Studies in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Technology in Human Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Polynesian Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the University of Ruhuna     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Transnational American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Trust Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Abdimas     Open Access  
Jurnal Biometrika dan Kependudukan     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Kawistara     Open Access  
Jurnal Lakon     Open Access  
Jurnal Masyarakat dan Budaya     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Teori dan Praksis Pembelajaran IPS     Open Access  
Jurnal Terapan Abdimas     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Kaleidoscope     Open Access  
Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kervan. International Journal of Afro-Asiatic Studies     Open Access  
Kimün. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Formación Docente     Open Access  
Kırklareli Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Knowledge Management for Development Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Korea : Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft     Open Access  
Korean Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Kotuitui : New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Kulttuurintutkimus     Open Access  
Kulturwissenschaftliche Zeitschrift     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
L'Homme. Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
L'Ordinaire des Amériques     Open Access  
La Tercera Orilla     Open Access  
Labyrinthe     Open Access  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Lavboratorio : Revista de Estudios sobre Cambio Estructural y Desigualdad Social.     Open Access  
Lectio Socialis     Open Access  
Les Cahiers des dix     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Les Cahiers d’EMAM     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Letras Verdes. Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science     Open Access  
Lex Social : Revista de Derechos Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lilith: A Feminist History Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Liminar. Estudios Sociales y Humanisticos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Literacy Learning: The Middle Years     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Local-Global: Identity, Security, Community     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Lucero     Open Access  
Lúdicamente     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lutas Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Macedon Digest, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Maine Policy Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Maskana     Open Access  
Mathématiques et sciences humaines     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Mayéutica Revista Científica de Humanidades y Artes     Open Access  
McNair Scholars Research Journal     Open Access  
McNair Scholars Research Journal     Open Access  
Meanjin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Meanjin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Meanjin Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Media Information Australia     Full-text available via subscription  
Media International Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Media International Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Melbourne Journal of Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mémoire(s), identité(s), marginalité(s) dans le monde occidental contemporain     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Memorias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Meridional : Revista Chilena de Estudios Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
methaodos.revista de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Methodological Innovations     Open Access  
Methods, Data, Analyses     Open Access  
México y la Cuenca del Pacífico     Open Access  
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Migration Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Mikarimin. Revista Científica Multidisciplinaria     Open Access  
Mirai : Estudios Japoneses     Open Access  
Miscelánea Comillas. Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales     Open Access  
Misión Jurídica     Open Access  
Mitologicas     Open Access  
Módulo Arquitectura - CUC     Open Access  
Monthly, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Moving the Social : Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mukaddime     Open Access  
Mütefekkir     Open Access  
Müvészettörténeti Értesitö     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
National Academy Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
National Observer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Navigations : A First-Year College Composite     Open Access  
New Left Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
New Perspectives on Turkey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
New Zealand International Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Newsletter of the Gypsy Lore Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Noesis. Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nómadas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nómadas. Revista Crítica de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nordic Journal of Social Research     Open Access  
Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidsskrift     Open Access  
Northeast African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Nouvelles perspectives en sciences sociales : revue internationale de systémique complexe et d'études relationnelles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Novos Cadernos NAEA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Novos Estudos - CEBRAP     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift     Full-text available via subscription  
Observatorio Latinoamericano y Caribeño     Open Access  
Occasional Series in Criminal Justice and International Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Oceania     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
OGIRISI : a New Journal of African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Öneri Dergisi     Open Access  
Opcion     Open Access  
Open Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Family Studies Journal     Open Access  
Open Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Orbis. Revista Cientifica Ciencias Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Orbith : Majalah Ilmiah Pengembangan Rekayasa dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Journal of the Polynesian Society
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.163
Number of Followers: 7  
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ISSN (Print) 0032-4000
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  • Volume 127 Issue 1 - Samoan settlement pattern and star mounds of Manono
    • Abstract: Sand, Christophe; Baret, David; Bole, Jacques; Ouetcho, Andre; Sahib, Mohammed
      The small island of Manono, positioned between 'Upolu and Savai'i in the Samoan Archipelago, is known in oral traditions of West Polynesia as having had an important political role during the immediate pre-Christian period. An archaeological programme carried out between 2012 and 2015 has mainly concentrated on the mapping of parts of the northern half of the island, around Salua Village. This has allowed us to study in detail a portion of the slope as well as the central plateau of Manono, known to preserve a star mound first mapped in the 1960s during the large-scale programme organised under the direction of R.C. Green and J.M. Davidson. Our mapping of the 9ha fortified ridge has identified another 13 star mounds of different shapes and types, representing the largest concentration of this specifically Samoan layout known to date in this part of the archipelago. These are associated with another two structures of distinctively Tongan typology, referred to as 'sia heu lupe'. Initially we present the general settlement pattern of the northern part of Manono Island. This is followed by a review of the main characteristics of the 14 mapped star mounds and data on their chronology. The diversity of size, height and number of arms is addressed, showing significant differences in work expenditure between individual platforms. This variability is best illustrated by the identification of three star mounds that lack central fill and are only recognised as wild pigeon-snaring structures by the presence of raised branches/arms. Finally, the Manono settlement pattern data are positioned in relation to the larger study of the pre-Christian history of Samoa.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:56:41 GMT
  • Volume 127 Issue 1 - Row as one! A history of the development and use of
           the Samoan 'fautasi'
    • Abstract: van Tilburg, Hans K; Herdrich, David J; Howells, Michaela E; Sesepasara, Va'amua Henry; Ausage, Telei'ai Christian; Coszalter, Michael D
      The racing of 'fautasi' (30-metre, 45-seater, oared Samoan longboats) remains a central cultural competition that unifies contemporary American Samoa and the two Samoan states more generally. However, the 'fautasi's' emergence and transition into this role has been dismissed as a vestige of colonialism and has been understudied by scholars. This paper examines the origin, development and use of the Samoan 'fautasi' with special reference to the 'taumualua' (double-ended paddling canoes) and 'tulula' (9-to -12-metre, 20-seater, oared boats) that preceded them. We describe these traditional Samoan boats and the popular racing events that have grown around them in the context of hybrid nautical design, Western colonialism and modern commercialisation. Previous descriptions of the development of 'fautasi' in the anthropological literature are, in many cases, oversimplified. Rather than simply replacing the 'taumualua' when Samoan warfare ended, we argue that, pinpointing their origin to 1895, 'fautasi' were developed because of their superior speed, a clear benefit in numerous functions including use as war boats, cargo and passenger vessels and racing craft. Over a period of 127 years all of these functions, except the popular sport of 'fautasi' racing, fell away due to government regulations and the adoption of motorised vessels. Despite these transitions, 'fautasi' retain a strong cultural connection to Samoa's maritime past with the annual 'fautasi' races and represent the single largest cultural event in American Samoa.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:56:41 GMT
  • Volume 127 Issue 1 - Exploring the intersection of settlement, subsistence
           and population in Manu'a
    • Abstract: Quintus, Seth
      The archaeology of Samoa has been structured around the investigation of settlement patterns and systems since the 1960s, and such investigations have been variously used to explore questions of temporal change relating to, among other things, political structure and subsistence. This same intellectual structure is applied here to the evaluation of variation between the geographically close islands of Ofu and Olosega, extending previous approaches by considering population estimates. These analyses, which include a calculation of carrying capacity and population estimates based on settlement patterns, suggest that Olosega supported a higher population density than Ofu, perhaps because of investments in tree cropping on the former. Variation in settlement distribution, subsistence strategies and population density has important implications for population resiliency and vulnerability in small-island societies.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:56:41 GMT
  • Volume 127 Issue 1 - Using unsupervised classification techniques and the
           hypsometric index to identify anthropogenic landscapes throughout American
    • Abstract: Day, Stephanie S
      Aerial LiDAR data offers a valuable tool in locating ancient anthropogenic landscapes around the world. This technology is particularly ideal in places where thick vegetation obscures the ground surface, reducing the utility of satellite imagery. On the islands of American Samoa, many interior anthropogenic landscapes remain unsurveyed, largely because the terrain makes it difficult and there is only general knowledge of where the anthropogenic modification may have existed. Aerial LiDAR flown in 2012 is proving to be a valuable tool in locating these prehistoric anthropogenic areas, yet improvements can be made on the methodology. This paper provides an unsupervised classification method to identify anthropogenic landscapes based on slope and hypsometric index: a topographic measure of roughness. Areas of American Samoa with known anthropogenic modifications were used to develop the classification techniques, which were then extended to areas where anthropogenic landscapes are undocumented and unexplored. The findings presented here suggest that interior anthropogenic patterns may be strongly dependent on island topography.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:56:41 GMT
  • Volume 127 Issue 1 - Samoa's hidden past: LiDAR confirms inland settlement
           and suggests larger populations in pre-contact Samoa
    • Abstract: Jackmond, Gregory; Fonoti, Dionne; Tautunu, Matiu Matavai
      This communication presents results from LiDAR-guided field research in 2017 which revealed the existence of continuous indigenous population zones stretching from the coast to three or more kilometres inland across the district of Palauli East, Savai'i. The findings amplify archaeological evidence of a small number of inland settlements (recorded in the 1970s and earlier) on the main islands of 'Upolu and Savai'i as well as recent studies of the small islands of the Manu'a group and Manono. They build the case that in centuries prior to the 19th century inland settlement was far more extensive and villages were not, as had been widely assumed, mainly located on the coast. The findings also support contentions that Sāmoa may have had a much larger population in previous centuries than that indicated by missionary estimates of the mid-19th century.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:56:41 GMT
  • Volume 127 Issue 1 - Notes and news
    • PubDate: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:56:41 GMT
  • Volume 127 Issue 1 - The contributions of Jeffrey T. Clark to Samoan
    • Abstract: Quintus, Seth; Herdrich, David J
      The archaeology of Samoa, especially American Samoa, has seen significant gains in the past two decades. The foundation for these were laid by a number of individuals, but the contributions of Jeffrey Clark are of particular importance given his long-term focus on the region. He has conducted research on every island of American Samoa, one of few individuals to have done so. He also has been instrumental in maintaining a focus on settlement systems, based on the pioneering work of Roger Green and Janet Davidson on 'Upolu and Savai'i, fundamentally shaping the practice of archaeology in the archipelago. Through this research, he has provided the baseline for the cultural sequence of American Samoa and highlighted the importance of landscape evolution to understanding human settlement patterns.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:56:41 GMT
  • Volume 127 Issue 1 - The Samoa archaeological geospatial database: Initial
           description and application to settlement pattern studies in the Samoan
    • Abstract: Morrison, Alex E; Rieth, Timothy M; Cochrane, Ethan E; DiNapoli, Robert J
      Jeff Clark's archaeological research on Eastern Tutuila Island provided the first regional scale settlement pattern data in American Samoa that could be meaningfully compared to earlier data drawn from projects on the archipelago's western islands, Savai'i and 'Upolu. Building on Clark's work, in this paper we generate a spatial and temporal geodatabase incorporating 900 archaeological sites and 520 age estimates spanning the entirety of the Samoan Islands. The Samoa Archaeological Geospatial Database is useful for addressing a number of regional research questions using spatial and temporal data at multiple geographic scales; however, preliminary work must first be conducted to covert "site" data into comparable lower-scale analytical units. To highlight this process, we provide an example drawn from Clark's archaeological surveys in 'Aoa Valley, Tutuila Island. Finally, we suggest that a "siteless" survey approach is necessary to generate comparable data for settlement pattern and landscape analyses.

      PubDate: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:56:41 GMT
  • Volume 124 Issue 4 - Contributors to this Issue
    • PubDate: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 13:16:49 GMT
  • Volume 124 Issue 4 - 'Tongiaki to Kalia': The Micronesian-rigged voyaging
    • Abstract: Clunie, Fergus
      This article draws upon a wide ranging combination of historical traditions, documentary history and archaeology to demonstrate that Tangaloan-rigged Tongan 'tongiaki' and 'hamatefua' voyaging canoes were of mixed autochthonous Melanesian and intrusive Tangaloan descent, and that the Micronesian-rigged drua/kalia and 'camakau/hamatefua' voyaging canoes which succeeded them in Fiji and Western Polynesia were developed from them as an outcome of Tongan adoption of the Micronesian rig in the 18th century, and the corresponding transfer of voyaging canoe construction from Samoa to Fiji.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 13:16:49 GMT
  • Volume 124 Issue 4 - Pacific colonisation and canoe performance:
           Experiments in the science of sailing
    • Abstract: Irwin, Geoffrey; Flay, Richard GJ
      We report on a collaboration between archaeology and the Yacht Research Unit at the University of Auckland to investigate the sailing characteristics of Pacific canoes, both ancient and modern. Archaeology provides a chronology for the colonisation of Pacific Islands, but one mystery that remains is how well the canoes could sail. We describe the first phase of testing reconstructed model hulls and sails. By combining aerodynamic and hydrodynamic information it was possible to compare the performance of three different kinds of canoe representing simple and more developed forms. We offer tentative suggestions about the sailing performance of canoes of the Lapita period and also conclude that canoes involved in the colonisation of East Polynesia were able to make return voyages between islands on passages that encountered adverse winds as well as fair ones.

      PubDate: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 13:16:49 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 4 - Making the modern primitive: Cultural tourism in the
           Trobriand Islands [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Cheer, Joseph M
      Review(s) of: Making the modern primitive: Cultural tourism in the Trobriand Islands, by MacCarthy, Michelle, Honolulu, University of Hawai'i Press, 2016, 270 pp., biblio., illus. US$68.00 (cloth).

      PubDate: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:39:42 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 4 - Hiri: Archaeology of long-distance Maritime Trade
           along the South Coast of Papua New Guinea [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Rhoads, Jim
      Review(s) of: Hiri: Archaeology of long-distance Maritime Trade along the South Coast of Papua New Guinea, by SKELLY, Robert John and Bruno David, Honolulu, University of Hawai'i Press, 2017, 569 pp., biblio., illus., index, US$85.00 (cloth).

      PubDate: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:39:42 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 4 - Publications received
    • PubDate: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:39:42 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 4 - Publications of the Polynesian Society
    • PubDate: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:39:42 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 4 - Tracking travelling Taonga: A narrative review of how
           Maori items got to London from 1798, to Salem in 1802, 1807 and 1812, and
           Elsewhere up to 1840 [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Coote, Jeremy
      Review(s) of: Tracking travelling Taonga: A narrative review of how Maori items got to London from 1798, to Salem in 1802, 1807 and 1812, and Elsewhere up to 1840, by Richards, Rhys, Wellington, Paremata Press, 2015, 274 pp., biblio., illus, indexes, NZ$30.00 (soft cover).

      PubDate: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:39:42 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 4 - Understanding Aotearoa's past through the recovery
           and conservation of a 15th-century canoe and its fibrework from Papanui
           inlet, Otago Peninsula
    • Abstract: Johns, Dilys; Briden, Shar; Wesley, Rachel; Irwin, Geoffrey
      When Tasman and Cook arrived in New Zealand in 1642 and 1769 respectively they both sighted double-hulled canoes ('waka') on New Zealand's coast. However, over the next 100 or so years these canoes disappeared. Fortuitously the recent rescue and conservation of a waterlogged 'waka' and fibrework assemblage on the shores of Papanui Inlet has allowed rare insight into the lives of its inhabitants nearly 550 years ago, when New Zealand's seminal migrants established themselves in the remote south of New Zealand. These discoveries reinforce traditional stories around early Maori occupation of Te Waipounamu and offer additional clarification of 'iwi' 'tribal' activities in their local environment many generations ago. Conservation of these 'taoka' 'treasures' on Otakou Marae has provided easy, continuous access for descendants of the 'waka' to their 'taoka' throughout the process and aided the development of constructive relationships for 'iwi' and conservation and archaeological agencies. Here we discuss recent fieldwork with an emphasis on conservation, cross-cultural engagement and the assemblage recovered to date, followed by comparison of the waka reported here with another discovered within the Te Runanga o Otakou 'rohe' 'territory' over 120 years ago by Elsdon Best. Imminent investigations to excavate cultural material from Papanui Inlet's actively degrading coastline are scheduled for January 2018, and the resulting environmental and archaeological information from this research will be discussed fully elsewhere.

      PubDate: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:39:42 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 4 - Notes and news
    • PubDate: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:39:42 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 4 - Te laa o Lata of Taumako: Gauging the performance of
           an ancient Polynesian sail
    • Abstract: George, MariAnne
      Voyaging canoes were the vehicles of ancient Pacific exploration, settlement and interactions. However, we know little about the ocean-going performance of those vessels. This account of Taumako (Duff Islands) voyaging technology draws on 20 years of collaborative research initiated by Koloso Kaveia, the late paramount chief of Taumako, during which a new generation learned to build and sail voyaging canoes using only ancient materials, methods, designs and tool types. Recent researchers have tested models of bifurcate tipped sail shapes in wind tunnels. The shapes they used, which appear similar to what Taumakoans call Te Laa o Lata, demonstrated outstanding efficiency compared to others. But one researcher noticed that a more flexibly tipped model performed better than a rigid model. Historical, cultural, technical and operational information about the proportions and the built-in flexibility and plasticity of the design, materials and rig of real Te Laa o Lata suggest that there is much more to learn about their performance. If a model of Te Laa o Lata is to be tested in a wind tunnel it must be shape-shifting and proportionally correct. It also should be rigged to allow it to align and adjust itself in the ways that it actually does at sea. Furthermore, the role of the mostly submarine hull and buoyant outrigger on sail and vessel performance should be measured in a tow tank. But since Taumakoans are still building and sailing Vaka o Lata (ancient Polynesian voyaging vessels) using centuries-old designs, materials and methods, it is still possible to measure the aerodynamic performance of Te Laa o Lata and the hydrodynamic performance of the overall vessel at sea, as well as to more fully understand how the vessel works and how it is sailed under various conditions and for various purposes.

      PubDate: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:39:42 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 4 - On the "margins" of empire': Toward a history of
           Hawaiian labour and settlement in the pacific Northwest
    • Abstract: Calnitsky, Naomi Alisa
      This paper explores the historiography of Hawaiian mobility in the 19th century, with reference to mobilities that took place through Kanaka Maoli engagements as servants for the Hudson's Bay Company of London. In recharting Hawaiian mobilities to the Pacific Northwest, it considers how Kānaka Maoli histories were intertwined with trans-Pacific networks of commerce and a broader Pacific world of aspirational mobility, extractive marine-based industries, and ultimately, a land-based fur trade centered initially at Fort Astoria. It discusses how Hawaiian engagements with the HBC in the Pacific Northwest were formative for their eventual incorporation into the colonial settler world of British Columbia, and examines their displacement from Oregon Territory in the wake of the 1846 boundary settlement. It incorporates themes of intimacy, encounter and hierarchy as key sites for locating Hawaiian social histories along the Northwest Coast. Finally, the Hawaiian presence in British Columbia is traced with attention to community formation and land acquisition. Whether or not they fit within a broader category of pioneer-settlers, the "Kanakas" displaced to the Northwest Coast were for a time first positioned along what historian Adele Perry has termed the "ragged margins" of empire.

      PubDate: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:39:42 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 4 - What's in a name': Reconstructing nomenclature of
           prestige and persuasion in late 18th-century Tongan material culture
    • Abstract: Herda, Phyllis; Lythberg, Billie; Mills, Andy; Taumoefolau, Melenaite
      This paper is a study in the productivity of working across the disciplinary boundaries of material culture studies, historical linguistics and museology to restore the significance of historic names and terminological classifications for prestigious Tongan objects within the wider context of Western Polynesia. The authors trace the nomenclature of radial feather headdresses ('pala tavake') both within Tonga as well as through linguistic cognates from elsewhere in Western Polynesia. Aspects of Tongan naming practices of other prestige items are considered, such as 'akau tau 'clubs' and 'kie hingoa' 'named mats', as is the Tongan practice of the poetical device of 'heliaki'. We argue for a deeper understanding of objects of Tongan material culture and the historical and social environment that created them by closely "reading" prestige objects from Tonga's past.

      PubDate: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:39:42 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 1 - Tuai of Ngare Raumati: Teaching Europeans in the
           early 19th century
    • Abstract: Jones, Alison; Jenkins, Kuni Kaa
      Tuai of Ngare Raumati was probably the most written-about Maori in the first quarter of the 19th century. He was a man who lived in unstable times, who moved flexibly within European and Maori society, and who engaged with almost everyone he met, according to a French observer, with "the tact and shrewdness which enabled [him] to realise with whom he had to deal and by what means he could commend himself to all" (Dumont D'Urville in Sharp 1971: 38). His name - or a version of it - appears in most indexes of books about the pre-1830s Bay of Islands. But almost all modern references to him are in passing. Our article seeks to bring into focus this shadowy figure who played a significant role in New Zealand history, and in particular the relationships between Maori and the first Pakeha settlers in the north of New Zealand.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:16 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 1 - Notes and news
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  • Volume 126 Issue 1 - Settler colonialism and (re)conciliation: Frontier
           violence, affective performances, and imaginative refoundings [Book
    • Abstract: Hernann, Andrew
      Review(s) of: Settler colonialism and (re)conciliation: Frontier violence, affective performances, and imaginative refoundings, by Edmonds, Penelope, York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 253 pp., bibliography, illustrations, index, US$95.00 (hardcover), US$69.00 (eBook).

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:16 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 1 - Cosmology and structure: The 'tauhu' in the
           19th-century 'whare' Mari
    • Abstract: Treadwell, Jeremy
      Maori construction and structural principles have received limited detailed attention since Reverend Herbert W. Williams published 'The Maori Whare: Notes on the Construction of a Maori House' in this journal in 1896. Since then, publications that have considered Maori construction have relied heavily on this text. Subsequent discussion of Maori construction has examined 19th-century practices largely through Western historical and technical perspectives. This paper discusses Maori building concepts and technology from a bicultural viewpoint, involving both Maori tectonics and cosmology, and Western engineering principles. In doing so it draws from a close scrutiny of 'whare' 'house' components, written and oral accounts of Maori cosmology and building, and from the analysis of large-scale structural models. The article focuses on the 'tahuhu' 'ridgepole' as a principal component of Maori architecture that activates both the primary cosmological structure of Te Ao Marama 'creation narrative' and the structural system of the 19th-century Maori house. It is argued that the 'tahuhu' in its metaphorical manifestation as the 'atua' 'god' Tane (within Te Ao Marama) corresponds in the construction of the 'whare' with the holding up of the roof, understood as Ranginui, the sky father. Monumental in scale and ancestry, the 'tahuhu' mobilised a cooperative social dimension to its deployment in the 'whare', co-opting manpower from 'hapu' and 'iwi' 'subtribal and tribal groups'. The paper concludes that the 'tahuhu' was a key element in a sophisticated and high performing Pacific building technology that was, in many ways, antithetical to Western building principles. Located in the abstract and conceptual distance of machine function, Western analysis appears to have failed to identify and understand the effective capacity of socially-collective Polynesian engineering.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:16 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 1 - Allographs, graphic variants and iconic formulae in
           the Kohau Rongorongo script of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
    • Abstract: Davletshin, Albert
      In a writing system with a large number of signs, in particular in the case of a pictorial script, some similarity of two graphic designs is an insufficient basis for considering them to have the same reading value. This paper seeks to apply concepts developed in the graphic analysis of other pictorial writing systems to the still undeciphered script of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). The following technical terms are adapted and defined from both theoretical and practical points of view: sign, reading value, graphic design, allograph, graphic variant, seeming graphic variant, iconic formula, and complete, incomplete and false substitution. A modified version of the substitution method (method of inverse sign substitution) is proposed for verifying equivalences and differences between readings values corresponding to the graphic designs analysed in this paper. This method is based on the assumption that two graphic designs that possess the same reading value are in free distribution, so the probability of sign substitution between them should be close to the probability obtained by multiplying the probabilities of their occurrences in texts. Application of these technical concepts to the parallel texts discovered by Boris Kudrjavtzev shows that many graphically similar signs with different reading values have not been previously recognised. This conservative graphic analysis also has permitted the identification of allographs in the strict sense of the word, i.e., signs that look different but possess the same reading value. However, technically speaking, "allograph" in the strict sense of the word is an antonym for "graphic variant". It is suggested that the method of iconic formulae provides a useful foundation for future iconographic analysis of the highly pictorial signs of the Kohau Rongorongo script.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:16 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 1 - Refining the Society Islands cultural sequence:
           Colonisation phase and developmental phase coastal occupation on Mo'orea
    • Abstract: Kahn, Jennifer G; Sinoto, Yosihiko
      The Society Islands are critical to chronology building in East Polynesia, as the archipelago served as a potential first landfall for voyagers moving out of the West Polynesia homeland. Yet determining the particulars of migration sequences and settlement chronology in the Society Islands, like the rest of East Polynesia, has been challenging. Here, we report on a dating and re-dating program of four coastal sites on the island of Moʻorea, Windward Society Islands, aimed at refining the archipelago's cultural chronology and its place within larger settlement trends for East Polynesia. We begin with a brief discussion of 1960s archaeological research in the Society Islands and the archipelago's role in the East Polynesian colonisation debate before turning to a discussion of the newly dated and re-dated Mo'orea coastal sites. Our new corpus of 14C dates provides evidence for two well-studied Mo'orea Island sites dating to the Colonisation Phase (GS-1 and ScMf-5). The earliest dated occupation of the ScMf-5 site contained an earth oven, diverse artefacts and dense faunal remains indicative of a permanent, and perhaps large, settlement along the north shore of Moʻorea. Results point to established Society Island populations from the 11th to 13th centuries AD, supporting both the Conservative Model of East Polynesian settlement and more inclusive synthetic models. Developmental Phase dates from ScMf-2 illustrate that new parts of the Moʻorea north shore were inhabited at this time, while other earlier coastal sites continued to be occupied, tentatively suggesting population increase. The re-dated M5 site, with its elaborate temples of the 'Oro cult style, fits well into accepted dates for the Classic Phase. Our re-dating program has not only allowed us to refine the Society Islands cultural sequence, but has permitted precise identification or confirmation of two sites dating to the Colonisation Phase.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:16 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 1 - Publications of the Polynesian Society
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  • Volume 126 Issue 1 - Publications received
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  • Volume 126 Issue 1 - Pacific ways, government and politics in the Pacific
           Islands [Book Review]
    • Abstract: van Fossen, Anthony
      Review(s) of: Pacific ways, government and politics in the Pacific Islands, by Levine, Stephen, 2nd edition, Wellington, Victoria University Press, 2016, 416 pp., bibliography, illustrations, notes, NZ$40.00 (softcover).

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:16 GMT
  • Volume 126 Issue 1 - Monumentality and Ritual Materialization in the
           Society Islands: The Archaeology of a Major Ceremonial Complex in the
           'Opunohu Valley, Mo'orea
    • Abstract: Walter, Richard
      Monumentality and Ritual Materialization in the Society Islands: The Archaeology of a Major Ceremonial Complex in the 'Opunohu Valley, Mo'orea, by Kahn, Jennifer, G. and Patrick Vinton Kirch, Bishop Museum Bulletins in Anthropology 13, Honolulu, Bishop Museum Press, 2014, 267 pp., appendices, bibliography, figures, US$50.00 (softcover).

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:16 GMT
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