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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 miraculous old and archaeological web site at Nu'alolo Kai. First excavated by way of Bishop Museum archaeologists among 1958 and 1964, the positioning contained the well-preserved is still of 1 of the biggest and so much various arrays of conventional and ancient artifacts ever present in Hawai'i. the home websites that represent the focal point of Abundance and Resilience have been equipped over 5 centuries of career 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 continues to be recovered from the excavations. The individuals speak about the variety of meals eaten by way of Hawaiians, the ways that specific species have been captured and harvested, and the way those practices may need developed via alterations within the weather and typical setting. including to this are analyses of a worldly fabric culture—how historic Hawaiians shaped animal continues to be into artifacts comparable to adorns made from shell, pointed chicken bone "pickers," sea urchin and coral documents 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 way of 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 unfavourable affects on wild animal assets, the essays in Abundance and Resilience jointly argue that the Hawaiian group of Nu'alolo Kai practiced a sustainable kind of animal source procurement and administration for 5 centuries.

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