This issue of MĀNOA (28-1), Curve of the Hook: An Archaeologist in Polynesia is a booklength interview with Dr. Yosihiko Sinoto, known for the astonishing archaeological discoveries that changed our ideas of the ancient Polynesians, their ways of life, and their legendary voyages across the Pacific. Dr. Sinoto’s discoveries included whale-tooth pendants, stone tools and weapons, sacred structures, dwellings, an ancient voyaging canoe, and finely made fishhooks that allowed him and his fellow archaeologists to chart the seafaring routes of early Polynesians.
Now, in Curve of the Hook, we can experience the extraordinary adventures and career of an eminent and celebrated archaeologist in Polynesia. This full-color book includes over 100 illustrations—including unpublished photos from Dr. Sinoto’s private collection—plus notes and a list of references.
Starting Out in Archaeology
- Eating Well in Peking
- A Stopover in Honolulu
Enchanted by Fishhooks
- Departure from Ka Lae
- A Trip to Tahiti
- Island Kinships
- Searching for Fishhooks on Mo’orea
Crossroads in East Polynesia
- To the Marquesas Islands
- Japan, Hawai’i, and Around the South Pacific
- The Pacific as a Vast Cultural Region
- Petroglyphs and Oral Traditions
A Great Discovery on Huahine
- A Canoe Rises from the Mud
- Inspired by Migratory Birds
- Maeva, Huahine
- Andrew Garrett: Artist and Naturalist
- Kava for the Guests
- Music and Dance
- From the Cook Islands to the Austral Islands
- Tuamotu Islands
- The Scariest Story
- Pitcairn, the Wondrous Islands
Easter Island and Polynesia
The Reality of Paradise
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