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Kua‘āina Kahiko: Life and Land in Ancient Kahikinui, Maui by Patrick Vinton Kirch (review)

Kua‘āina Kahiko: Life and Land in Ancient Kahikinui, Maui by Patrick Vinton Kirch (review) book reviews 229 Kua‘āina Kahiko: Life and Land in Ancient Kahikinui, Maui. Patrick Vinton Kirch. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press. 2014. 310 pp. 77 illustrations, 3 maps, 6 tables. Cloth. $49. ISBN 978-0-824-83955-0. Reviewed by Michael Dega, Ph.D., Scientific Consultant Services, Inc. (SCS). This captivating volume builds upon more reflexive account provides a nice memoir than 17 years of archaeological, ethnographic, for Kirch’s many students who worked at var- geographic, and demographic research by the ious points during the project’s long duration, “Dean of Hawaiian Archaeology,” Dr. Patrick but it works most powerfully as a record of Kirch, along the dry, windswept leeward one of Hawai‘i’s longest-running archaeolog- ical projects. This research has intense rele- coast of Kahikinui, Maui, Hawai‘i. Kirch vance for the Native Hawaiians who today combines autobiographic accounts of his many years in Kahikinui with serious archae- live on these lands. The archaeological record ological research in a way that is extremely presented in this book proves what Native accessible to a wide range of audiences. Hawaiians have been saying all along in their Kirch’s special relationship with the kama‘āina, discussions with government officials: “Our or residents of the land, as well as his anec- ancestors http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

Kua‘āina Kahiko: Life and Land in Ancient Kahikinui, Maui by Patrick Vinton Kirch (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 53 (2) – Jul 21, 2015

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book reviews 229 Kua‘āina Kahiko: Life and Land in Ancient Kahikinui, Maui. Patrick Vinton Kirch. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press. 2014. 310 pp. 77 illustrations, 3 maps, 6 tables. Cloth. $49. ISBN 978-0-824-83955-0. Reviewed by Michael Dega, Ph.D., Scientific Consultant Services, Inc. (SCS). This captivating volume builds upon more reflexive account provides a nice memoir than 17 years of archaeological, ethnographic, for Kirch’s many students who worked at var- geographic, and demographic research by the ious points during the project’s long duration, “Dean of Hawaiian Archaeology,” Dr. Patrick but it works most powerfully as a record of Kirch, along the dry, windswept leeward one of Hawai‘i’s longest-running archaeolog- ical projects. This research has intense rele- coast of Kahikinui, Maui, Hawai‘i. Kirch vance for the Native Hawaiians who today combines autobiographic accounts of his many years in Kahikinui with serious archae- live on these lands. The archaeological record ological research in a way that is extremely presented in this book proves what Native accessible to a wide range of audiences. Hawaiians have been saying all along in their Kirch’s special relationship with the kama‘āina, discussions with government officials: “Our or residents of the land, as well as his anec- ancestors

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