UH Hilo - Tracing the Movement of Ancient Hawaiian Adzes Through the Islands

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UH Hilo, Wentworth Hall #1 (auditorium): Hilo, HI (map)


Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm


The public is invited to hear Dr. Peter Mills present an overview of his work with Professor Steve Lundblad (geology, UH Hilo) in using nondestructive energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) to study the dispersal of ancient Hawaiian stone tools throughout the islands. Their work has helped define the role of the Maunakea adze quarry and other stone tool quarries in ancient Hawaiian economies, inter-island voyaging and trade.

This presentation is part of the Maunakea Speaker Series, a monthly scholar-focused presentation offered in partnership with the Office of Maunakea Management, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center and the UH Hilo Department of Physics and Astronomy.

All presentations are free and open to the public. On-campus parking is open and available without charge after 4 p.m.

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