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The facinating pre-contact history of Oahu, now the capital island of the Hawaiian chain, is unveiled in this detailed overview by professional archaeologist and historian Ross Cordy. From a lush, uninhabited island to a mighty kingdom at war with its neighbors, The Rise and Fall of the Oahu Kingdom outlines the span of events leading up to the conquering of the island by the Maui and Hawaiian kingdoms in the late 1700's. Information from archaelogical data, oral histories and early nineteenth century written observations provide a focused analysis of Oahu's early settlement, population growth and the spread of settlement to Leeward lands, the development if irrigated taro field systems and fishponds, political changes and the history of the Oahu kingdom from its formation to its demise in 1783.
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Dr. Ross Cordy is the Branch Chief for Archaeology in the State of Hawaii's Historic Preservation division, having headed that office and program for 15 years, he currently teaches archaeology, history and Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii and helps teach archaeology to students in Waianae High School's and Nanakuli High School's Hawaiian Studies Programs. Dr. Cordy has conducted research on Hawaiian archaeological and historical topics since 1968. He has done fieldwork throughout the Hawaiian Islands, on all the major Micronesian Islands and in the Society Islands and he has taught at universities in New Zealand. Dr. Cordy's writings include over 50 published articles, books and monographs and numerous manuscript papers on a wide variety of Pacific subjects.
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Book Description Mutual Publishing, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1566475627