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Tracing the movement of ancient Hawaiian adzes through the islands with non-destructive geochemical analysis

Dr. Peter R. Mills, Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawai’i-Hilo
Thursday, September 28, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
Room 2009 Ruthven Museums Building Map
Professor Peter Mills will present an overview of his research involving non-destructive energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) to study production and exchange patterns involving ancient Hawaiian stone tools. The long-running project has helped define the role of a high-elevation adze quarry (the Mauna Kea Adze Quarry ~ 12,000 ft. asl), and other less well-known quarry sites in ancient Hawaiian economies, inter-island voyaging, and trade.
Building: Ruthven Museums Building
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Museum of Anthropological Archaeology