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Dryland agricultural expansion and intensification in Kohala, Hawai'i island

  • Thegn N. Ladefoged (a1), Michael W. Graves (a2) and Richard P. Jennings (a1)

Intensified dryland agriculture was a component of the late prehistoric Hawaiian subsistence base. Which environmental factors permitted, encouraged, restricted, blocked the spreading of intensive agriculture into new areas of fields? A GIS study of the great field system at Kohala on the leeward side of Hawai'i Island explores the controlling variables.

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