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Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:00-4:00 PM

The controversy over the proposed construction of the large astronomical telescopes on Mauna Kea in Hawaii

Concordia University.

Dr. Peter Mills

Professor of Anthropology

University of Hawaii, Hilo

Peter Mills will discuss the controversy over the proposed construction of the large astronomical telescopes on Mauna Kea, a mountain that contains the largest known prehistoric stone tool quarry in the Pacific Basin. His lecture also describes how archaeologists have employed analytic methods to study this quarry to better understand Native Hawaiians’ transport of stone tools throughout the Hawaiian island chain.

Peter Mills received his B.A. from the University of Vermont (1984), and wrote an honor's thesis on stone tools found in the Champlain Valley. He completed his M.A. at Washington State University (1987), studying use-wear on stone axes from Sand Canyon Pueblo Ruin in southwestern Colorado. He then worked in Alaska as part of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), and for the Massachusetts Historical Commission (State Historic Preservation Office). He conducted his first fieldwork in Hawaiʻi during the winter of 1990/91 before returning to graduate school. He has worked extensively in Hawaiʻi since that time, and has also worked on projects at Russian Fort Ross in California (1812-1841), and on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). He earned his Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley in 1996. His dissertation research on Kauaʻi focused on a fort built by Hawaiians (Pā ʻulaʻula o Hipo/Fort Elisabeth), in association with fur-traders from the Russian-American Company.

Additional Information for Lectures at Concordia University ...

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Members - Free (members may also bring a guest free of charge)
Non-members - $5 suggested contribution
Students - Free

DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall
Concordia University
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA

Take Jeffrey Drive south from the San Diego Freeway (I-405)
Jeffrey Drive becomes University Drive south of the 405 Freeway
Turn left at Ridgeline Dr. and go a very short block
Turn right at Concordia East
Pick up a free parking pass at the gate house.

Park in visitor parking opposite Grimm Hall (see campus map)