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An Introduction to Polynesian Anthropology

Society Islands and Tuamotus (1925)

Society Islands and Tuamotus (1925)

K. P. Emory, after leaving the Kaimiloa, spent almost the entire year of 1925 in the Society Islands and some of the Tuamotu atolls studying archae-page 50ology, particularly the stone religious structures termed marae. He was assisted by Mrs. Emory, formerly Mlle. Marguerite Thuret of Papeete, whose knowledge of the Tahitian language and native life were of much value. The islands visited were Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Huahine, Tahaa, Borabora, and Maupiti, and short trips were made to the Tuamotu atolls of Kaukura and Arutua. Observations were made on more than 50 maraes. Financial assistance was given by Medford R. Kellum.

In 1926, Mr. and Mrs. Emory went to Europe, where a study and photographic records were made of the Polynesian material in some of the principal European museums.