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dc.contributor.authorGoodwin, David
dc.date.available2018-01-24T01:32:17Z
dc.date.copyright2018-01
dc.identifier.citationGoodwin, D.P. (2018) “An exploratory survey method for archaeoastronomy, applied to standing stones at the Hauviri and Taputapuātea maraes, Ra'iātea.” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Volume 18, April 2018, Pages 109-120, ISSN 2352-409X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.01.009. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X17306387en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn2352-409X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/7823
dc.description.abstractPolynesia has a vast area, and surveys are few and unsystematic. Rapid, low-cost and personnel surveys are needed to identify cases that merit an in-depth treatment. However, surveying options are limited, especially where relative positions of objects and the azimuths between them are important. In this article, a survey method is tested on standing stones at the Taputāpuatea and Hauviri maraes, Ra ‘iātea. The resulting data set was used to test three hypotheses, namely: the stones line up with voyage destinations, or commemorate significant voyages; stones form an analogue “star compass” of directions where significant navigational stars rise and set; and stones line up with important stars at a significant epoch of the year. The surveys yielded a data set that benchmarks stone positions at the time of survey, is capable of fairly accurate azimuth comparisons, and is sufficiently rich to be mined in different ways in subsequent research. One situation at the season of Matariki in AD1250 is identified for further investigation.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Archaeological Science: Reportsen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectArchaeoastronomyen_NZ
dc.subjectPolynesian voyagingen_NZ
dc.subjectStanding stonesen_NZ
dc.subjectExploratory surveyen_NZ
dc.titleAn exploratory survey method for archaeoastronomy, applied to standing stones at the Hauviri and Taputapuātea maraes, Ra'iāteaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2018-01-23T22:11:11Z
otago.schoolSurveyingen_NZ
otago.relation.volume18 (2018)en_NZ
dc.identifier.doidoi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.01.009en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage120en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage109en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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