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Archaeological Investigations of Marae Structures in Huahine Society Islands French Polynesia

Report and discussions

Paul Wallin and Reidar Solsvik


This publication is based on new fieldwork carried out on the island of Huahine, French Polynesia, in the years 2001-2004. The aim of the project was to establish a chronological framework of the marae structures mainly on the island of Huahine in the Leeward Society Islands. However dates were also conducted on earlier collected charcoal from excavated marae structures on the Windward Islands to control the wider context of our local results. Other questions of interest to this study were how the maraestructures were located on the landscape, as well as, aspects of their extended uses and modern changes.