Temple renovations, aggregate marae, and ritual centers: the ScMo-15 Complex, Lower Amehiti District, ‘Opunohu Valley, Mo‘orea (Society Islands)

dc.contributor.author Kahn, Jennifer G.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-12T22:31:41Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-01
dc.description.abstract This article describes test excavations of two marae (temples) in the lower Amehiti sector of the ‘Opunohu Valley, Mo‘orea. Recent projects in the ‘Opunohu Valley have dated temple sites in the upper reaches of the Tupauruuru District, while those resting in lower valley elevations, where residential settlements and ritual complexes tend to be most frequent, have been lacking. The test excavations described here were designed to recover data relating to marae construction sequences and to recover wood charcoal for radiometric dating. The results offer important evidence concerning the only aggregate marae center found in the Amehiti District. These new data require a slight modification of interpretations of ‘Opunohu Valley settlement patterns and their relationship to status and hierarchy in this highly productive windward valley context.
dc.identifier.issn 1040-1385(Print)
dc.identifier.issn 2576-5469(ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/65023
dc.subject Easter Island
dc.subject Rapa Nui
dc.title Temple renovations, aggregate marae, and ritual centers: the ScMo-15 Complex, Lower Amehiti District, ‘Opunohu Valley, Mo‘orea (Society Islands)
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.number 2
prism.volume 27
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