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Kohika: The Archaeology of a Late Maori Lake Village in the Ngati Awa Rohe, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand (review)

Kohika: The Archaeology of a Late Maori Lake Village in the Ngati Awa Rohe, Bay of Plenty, New... 118 asian perspectives 45(1) spring 2006 . . to include social standing, personal choices I strongly recommend this book for by di¤erent families, and the animals them- any scholars interested in the history of selves. the northern subcontinent. The author has The final two chapters provide a discus- achieved the goal of exploring and con- sion of the various interpretive models used trasting the subsistence strategies of the two by earlier scholars as well as a ‘‘new model’’ study areas, but I am not convinced that proposed on the basis of the ethnographic she has developed new explanatory and data discussed in chapter 8. This new model predictive models, as claimed in chapter is not clearly articulated, but it appears to be 10. The most important contribution has been the systematic analysis and compila- a model where crops and animals tion of disparate data sets and the identifi- are both important, though di¤erent cation of future directions for research. species and seasons may be important This book will serve as an excellent com- for di¤erent groups. However, the parative resource for environmental studies overlap between these groups at all until more comprehensive excavations and stages, and between both sedentary http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

Kohika: The Archaeology of a Late Maori Lake Village in the Ngati Awa Rohe, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 45 (1) – Mar 27, 2006

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Abstract

118 asian perspectives 45(1) spring 2006 . . to include social standing, personal choices I strongly recommend this book for by di¤erent families, and the animals them- any scholars interested in the history of selves. the northern subcontinent. The author has The final two chapters provide a discus- achieved the goal of exploring and con- sion of the various interpretive models used trasting the subsistence strategies of the two by earlier scholars as well as a ‘‘new model’’ study areas, but I am not convinced that proposed on the basis of the ethnographic she has developed new explanatory and data discussed in chapter 8. This new model predictive models, as claimed in chapter is not clearly articulated, but it appears to be 10. The most important contribution has been the systematic analysis and compila- a model where crops and animals tion of disparate data sets and the identifi- are both important, though di¤erent cation of future directions for research. species and seasons may be important This book will serve as an excellent com- for di¤erent groups. However, the parative resource for environmental studies overlap between these groups at all until more comprehensive excavations and stages, and between both sedentary

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Asian PerspectivesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Mar 27, 2006

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