Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-15 of 15 items

  • Keywords: archaic state x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i

Patrick Vinton Kirch

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267251
eISBN:
9780520947849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267251.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book addresses a central problem in anthropological archaeology—the emergence of “archaic states,” whose distinctive feature was divine kingship—taking as its focus the Hawaiian archipelago, ... More


From Chiefdom to Archaic State: Hawai̒i in Comparative and Historical Context

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267251
eISBN:
9780520947849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267251.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The thesis of this book is that Hawai'i consisted of three to four competing archaic states, each headed by a divine king. Hawai'i offers a “model system” for how differences in rank originally ... More


Hawaiian Archaic States on the Eve of European Contact

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267251
eISBN:
9780520947849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267251.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews the contours of the Hawaiian archaic states which were functioning at the time of first contact with the West, and then investigates the major categories held to be criterial for ... More


The Challenge of Explanation

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267251
eISBN:
9780520947849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267251.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents an explanatory model of cultural change in Hawai'i. It also argues that any compelling theory of change must attend to both ultimate and proximate causations, to long-term ... More


Ritual and Archaic States

Joanne M.A. Murphy (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062785
eISBN:
9780813051703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062785.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Ritual and the archaic state have both been prominent topics in recent archaeological literature, provoking complex debates about their defining characteristics and their archaeological signatures. ... More


The First State of Tiwanaku

Charles Stanish

in Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232457
eISBN:
9780520928190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232457.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Tiwanaku, the first state in the Titicaca Basin region. In the seventh century ad Tiwanaku represented the first fully developed archaic state in the Titicaca Basin. It ... More


The Rise of Competing Hawaiian States

Sumner La Croix

in Hawai'i: Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226592091
eISBN:
9780226592121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226592121.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter sets forth the case that Hawaiʻi had the necessary food surpluses to form complex states, and then compares several theories developed to explain state formation in Hawaiʻi during the ... More


Kahikinui, “Great Tahiti” (Kahikinui, Maui, 1995–2000)

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes a re-engagement with Hawaiian archaeology through research efforts in Kahikinui, one of the twelve ancient districts (moku) of Maui. Some might have thought Kahikinui an odd ... More


Same, Same, but Different: Ritual in the Archaic States of Pylos and Mycenae

Joanne M. A. Murphy

in Ritual and Archaic States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062785
eISBN:
9780813051703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062785.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter explores how two contemporary and culturally related archaic states, Pylos and Mycenae, manipulated ritual to communicate and create status. By exploring the evidence for rituals in ... More


Discussant

Alexei Vranich

in Ritual and Archaic States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062785
eISBN:
9780813051703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062785.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The discussion chapter contextualizes the essays in this volume on the scholarship of ritual and archaic states. It highlights the importance of ritual as an inherent part of a cultural narrative in ... More


The Short History of Humans in Hawaiʻi

Sumner La Croix

in Hawai'i: Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226592091
eISBN:
9780226592121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226592121.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Humans have a very short history in Hawaiʻi. The Hawaiian archipelago was the last major land area on the planet to be settled when Polynesians traveled over 2,000 miles north to the islands about ... More


The Archaeology of Complex Societies and Ancient States

Nam C. Kim

in The Origins of Ancient Vietnam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199980888
eISBN:
9780190268879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199980888.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a theoretical background to archaeological theories regarding the origins of complex societies and ancient states. Most theories can be very generally grouped into a few overall ... More


Kekaulike’s Kingdom (Kaupō, Maui, 2003–2013)

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter first delves into excavations at Nu‘u Bay in Kaupō, before reflecting on the author's book, How Chiefs Became Kings (2010). Kaupō, today a sleepy ranching community, was one of twelve ... More


Rituals and Ceremonies at the Mycenaean Cemetery at Dendra

Ann-Louise Schallin

in Ritual and Archaic States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062785
eISBN:
9780813051703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062785.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 4 focuses on the ritual practices connected with the burials at the Late Bronze Age cemetery at Dendra in the Argolid in Greece, ca. 1600–1100 B.C. During this time, the central Argolid ... More


Roots of Conflict (Hawai‘i and Maui, 2001–2009)

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter chronicles fieldwork focusing on the intensive dryland agriculture that had underwritten the staple economies of the emerging archaic states of Hawai‘i and Maui Islands in the centuries ... More


View: