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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Anthropology Colloquium Series Lecture on 11/8 Examines Cause of Misunderstandings between English and Kānaka Maoli

Philosophical Differences: Kanaka maoli and English in 1778-9
Tom Dye
T. S. Dye & Colleagues, Archaeologists, Inc.
Thursday, November 8th, 3:00 pm, UH Mānoa, Crawford Hall 115 (click here for campus map)
The journals kept by Captain Cook and various members of his crew record many instances where English and kanaka maoli misunderstood one another.  It is argued that these misunderstandings were due, in part, to philosophical differences in kanaka maoli and English views of exchange and the rights properly exercised with respect to the things they exchanged.
Thomas Dye graduated with a degree in Anthropology from the University of Hawai`i before earning a Ph.D. at Yale University in 1987.  He is an archaeologist who has worked in Hawai`i since 1968 and currently owns and operates an archaeological consultancy in Honolulu.  His research interests include the method and theory of Hawaiian archaeology, archaeological chronology, and reproducible research.
Co-sponsored by the Hawai'inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
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