[PAST EVENT] APIA Lecture | Cultural Heritage in French Polynesia

October 27, 2017
12pm - 1:30pm
Boswell Hall (formerly Morton Hall), Room 314
100 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Free food
  • Open to the public

This talk will discuss eighteen years of archaeological and cultural heritage research in the Society Islands. The 'Opunbohu Valley is a large and highly productive valley on the north shore of Mo'orea in the Windward Society Islands. The speaker will discuss three types of archaeological research that was carried out in the valley: settlement pattern analysis of archaeological sites; household archaeology and excavation of pre-contact house sites; and studies of agricultural production and intensification. The speaker will highlight a recent collaborative project, the construction of an archaeological nature trail, where she worked with the local community and the French Polynesian government to document cultural heritage sites, with a goal towards long-term management and preservation.