Marquesan Adzes in Hawai ‘ i : Collections , Provenance , and Sourcing


In 1953, Jack and Leah Wheeler returned to Hawai'i with 13 adze heads and one stone pounder they had obtained during their travels in the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and Society Islands. The rather general provenance of these artifacts presents a challenge that illustrates the benefits of combining XRF with other sources of information, and the limits of current… (More)

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