Pasifika researcher Article of the Week: In search of Tagaloa: Pulemelei, Samoan Mythology and Science by Hon. Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Taisi Tupuola Tufuga Efi

This article touches upon views gained from traditional or oral history together with views of modern scientific method to reach at understandings of past actions. The text presents an emic view concerning the Pulemelei mound and a ceremony carried out at the site in 2003. It is an edited version of papers presented at Auckland University in 2003 (Tamasese 2003) and at the inauguration of an exhibition at the Kon-Tiki Museum in 2004, which featured the results of the archaeological excavations at Pulemelei mound in 2002-2004.

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