Hawaiian Archaeology Volume 05

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    How Does the Kumulipo Mean?
    ( 1995-06-01) Dye, Tom
    When Queen Lili'uokalani's translation of the Kumulipo was published in 1889 it was called a "genealogical prayer chant" that described the creation of the world. Later, Pokini Robinson read it as "the conception, gestation, nurture, and achievement of a chief" (Perkins 1991a:14), a view that swayed Martha Beckwith, the Vassar College folklorist, who was the first to analyze the Kumulipo as a creation chant. Rubellite Johnson, the University of Hawaii professor, saw in it a Hawaiian understanding of biological evolution (Johnson 1985). Theodore Kelsey considered it "an intrinsic work of art among the greatest yet produced" (Perkins 1991a:24), and Leialoha Apo Perkins, editor of the recently established Journal of Hawaiian and Pacific Folklore and Folklifi Studies, agrees with him that "the Kumulipo is a world classic" (Perkins 1990: 18). She has dedicated the first three volumes of the journal to Kelsey and his lifelong investigators into the meaning of the poem.
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    Pre-Contact and Early Historic Cultural Landscapes in Kahikinui District, Maui: A Progress Report
    ( 1995-06-01) Kirch, Patrick V. and Van Glider, Cynthia
    On the morning of May 28th, 1786, Jean-Frans;ois de Galaup de la Perouse in command of the French frigates Boussole and Astrolabe sighted the snow-covered summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea and, soon after, that of Haleakala. To la Perouse "the island of Maui looked delightful," and he directed his ships to coast it one league offshore. La Perouse and his sea-weary crew were enthralled with "waterfalls tumbling down the mountainside into the sea," as they passed the districts known to the Hawaiian inhabitants of Maui as Kipahulu and Kaupa (Dunmore, ed. 1994:80). This idyllic landscape was soon replaced-much to the dismay of the sailors-as "the mountains receded towards the interior of the island."
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    From Whence Came Tuberculosis to Hawai'i?
    ( 1995-06-01) Trembly, Diane
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    Two Human Burials from Kalaupapa, Moloka'i
    ( 1995-06-01) Somers, Gary F.
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    Cultural Alteration of Human Bone in Hawaiian Skeletal Remains
    ( 1995-06-01) Pietrusewsky, Michael ; Ikehara-Quebral, Rona M.
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    Obituary for Chinn Ho
    ( 1995-06-01) Yen, Douglas E.
    Among the many tributes to the memory of Chinn Ho who passed away on May 12, 1987, missing has been any reference to his role in the development of field archaeology in the State of Hawai'i. Indeed this was but a small part of his active life as financier, developer, and philanthropist, but its result was to become a model of procedure for archaeological research through private funding. I refer to the Makaha Valley Historical Project that began in 1968.
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    Front Matter, Table of Contents, Editorial
    ( 1995-06-01) Collins, Sara L.
    The fifth volume of Hawaiian Archaeology attains several goals. First, Volume 5 is a thematic issue of the journal, structured around papers in Hawaiian skeletal biology and related topics. Although these papers do not fill the Volume 5, the several articles on burials and skeletal biology represent a range of work being done in Hawai'i today, and the authors provide direction for future research. Second, the very last of prior contributions, received in the 1980s, now appear on these pages. Third, we have included two new types of articles: an obituary and a review. While we hope that occasions requiring the former will be few and far between, we are hopeful that future volumes of Hawaiian Archaeology will carry reviews of books, journals, and monographs of importance to the professional communities who work in and with Hawaiian archaeology.