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Coral Ages Show Hawaiian Temples Sprang From Political Revolution

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Science  07 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5706, pp. 25
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5706.25a

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A preliminary study of temples on Maui, described on page 102 of this issue of Science, suggests that the progression from feuding chiefs to kingdom may have happened within a single generation, around 1600 C.E., just as legends suggest.