Mark D. McCoy

Assistant Professor, San Jose State University       

 

WORKS IN PRESS

●  McCoy, M. D. and T. N. Ladefoged (in press) New developments in the use of spatial technology in archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Research. Expected publication date: 2009.

 

ARTICLES

●       McCoy, M.D. (2008). Hawaiian Limpet Harvesting in Historical Perspective: A Review of Modern and Archaeological Data on Cellana spp. from the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Moloka‘i Island. Pacific Science 62(1):21-38.

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●          Kirch, P.V. and McCoy, M.D. (2007) Reconfiguring the Hawaiian Cultural Sequence: Results of re-dating the Halawa Dune Site (MO-A1-3), Molokai Island. Journal of the Polynesian Society 116(4): 385-406.

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●          McCoy, M.D. (2007) Revised Late Holocene Culture History for Moloka‘i Island, Hawai‘i. Radiocarbon 49(3) 1273-1322.

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●          McCoy, M.D. and A.S. Hartshorn. (2007) Wind Erosion and Intensive Prehistoric Agriculture: A Case Study from the Kalaupapa Field System, Hawai‘i. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 22(5):511-532.

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●          McCoy, M.D. (2005) The Development of the Kalaupapa Field System, Moloka‘i Island, Hawai‘i. The Journal of the Polynesian Society. 116(4):339-358.

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●          Ladefoged, T.N., M.W. Graves, and M.D. McCoy (2003). Archaeological Evidence for Agricultural Development in Kohala, Island of Hawai‘i. Journal of Archaeological Science 30:923-41.

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BOOK CHAPTER

●       McCoy, M. D. (2008) Life Outside the Temple: Reconstructing traditional Hawaiian ritual and religion through new studies of ritualized practices. In Religion, Archaeology, and the Material World. Lars Fogelin, ed. Southern Illinois University’s Center for Archaeological Investigations, Occasional Paper No. 36, pp. 261-278. Carbondale, Illinois.

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FIELDWORK REPORTS

 

●         McCoy, M. D. and Graves, M.W. (2008) An Archaeological Investigation of Halawa and Waiapuka Ahupua‘a, North Kohala District, Hawai‘i Island. Report on file with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division, Kapolei.

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●         McCoy, M. D. and Stephen, J.W. (2008) Examining the Ritual Landscape of North Kohala: A report on the 2008 Monumental Architecture Field School. Report on file with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division, Kapolei.
 

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●         McCoy, M.D. (2008) Report on Geophysical Archaeological Survey in Bream Head Scenic Reserve, Northland, New Zealand. Report on file with the Departmant of Conservation, New Zealand.

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●         McCoy, M.D. (2008) Report on Reconnaissance Archaeological Survey of Waewaetorea Island, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand. Report on file with the Departmant of Conservation, New Zealand.

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●         ●         McCoy, M.D. and M.W. Graves (2007) An Archaeological Survey of Halawa and Makapala Ahupua‘a, North Kohala District, Hawai‘i Island: Hawai‘i Archaeological Research Project 2007. Report on file with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division, Kapolei.

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●         McCoy, M.D. (ed.) (2005) Kalaupapa Archaeology: A collection of five archaeological surveys in Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Hawai'i. Report on file with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division, Kapolei.

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●         McCoy, M.D. (2005) Chapter 1. Introduction. In Kalaupapa Archaeology: A collection of five archaeological surveys in Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Hawai'i, pp 1-8. Report on file with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division, Kapolei.

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●         McCoy, M.D. (2005) Chapter 7. Conclusions. In Kalaupapa Archaeology: A collection of five archaeological surveys in Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Hawai'i, pp 93-104. Report on file with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division, Kapolei.

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●          McCoy, M.D. (2005). The Lands of Hina: An archaeological overview and assessment of Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Moloka‘i Island, Hawai‘i. Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i/National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Honolulu.

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BOOK REVIEW

●          McCoy, M.D. (2004). Book review, “Defining the Pacific: Opportunities and Constraints (The Pacific World: Lands, People,and History of the Pacific,1500-1900, Vol. 1) edited by P.W. Blank and F. Spier.” Pacific Affairs 76(4):688.

 

 

PhD

2006. Landscape, Social Memory, and Society: An Ethnohistoric-Archaeological Study of Three Hawaiian Communities. Unpublished PhD Dissertation. University of California, Berkeley. [392 pp. 106 figs, 18 tables, 2 appdx.]. 

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MA

2000. Agricultural Intensification and Land Tenure in Prehistoric Hawai‘i.   Masters Thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand. [148 pp., i-xi, 89 figs, 24 tables]

 

 

Conference Symposia and Presentations

 

Conference Symposia Organized

North Kohala Archaeology. 20th Annual Meeting of Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Keauhou, Hawaii Is. October 19-21, 2007, with Michael Graves.

Recent Moloka‘i Archaeology. 19th Annual Meeting of Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Kahalui, Maui, Oct. 6th-9th, 2006.

Kalaupapa Archaeology. 16th Annual Meeting of Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Oct. 24-26, 2003. Kaneohe, Oahu, with J. Holson.

From the Household to the Community: Implementing Multiscalar Research on Social Organization in the Islands of Oceania. 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Apr. 9-13, 2003, Milwaukee, with J.G. Kahn. Discussant: Michael Kolb

 

Presentations

 

Invited Talks

Landscape, Social Memory, and Society in Prehistoric Hawai‘i. Invited Talk, UC Santa Cruz, Dept. of Anthropology, Spring 2007. Santa Cruz, California.

Landscape, Social Memory, and Society: An Ethnohistoric-Archaeological Study of Three Hawaiian Communities. Invited Talk, Santa Clara County Archaeological Society, Spring 2007, Santa Clara, California.

Between the Pali and the Sea: A report on recent surveys in the Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Moloka‘i. Presented at the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Speaker Series, Honolulu, Aug. 21, 2002.

 

Public Outreach

HARP 2008 Archaeological Field School. New Moon Foundation, August 2008, Hawi, Hawai‘i.

HARP 2007 Archaeological Field School. New Moon Foundation, August 2007, Hawi, Hawai‘i.

Kalaupapa Peninsula Archaeological Project 2004 Fieldwork. Kaunakakai, Hawai‘i. August 2004.

Kalaupapa Peninsula Archaeological Project 2004 Fieldwork. Kaunakakai, Hawai‘i. August 2004.

Kalaupapa Peninsula Archaeological Project 2003 Fieldwork. Kalaupapa, Hawai‘i. August 2003.

Kalaupapa Peninsula Archaeological Project 2002 Fieldwork. Kalaupapa, Hawai‘i. August 2002.

 

International and National Meetings

Valley and Gulch Agriculture: Innovation, Adaptation, and Agricultural Development in Windward North Kohala, Hawai‘i Island. Paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Vancouver, March 26 - March 30, 2008. (with Michael W. Graves)

Landscape, Social Memory, and Society: An Ethnohistoric-Archaeological Study of Three Hawaiian Communities. Presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Apr. 25-29, 2007, Austin.

Life Outside the Temple: Reconstructing traditional Hawaiian ritual and religion through new studies of ritualized practices. Paper presented at Religion in the Material World: A Conference on the Archaeology of Religion. March 31-April 1, 2006. Southern Illinois University’s Center for Archaeological Investigations, Carbondale, Illinois.

Ritual, Power and Politics in Ancient Complex Societies: A comparison of Hawaiian and Andean religion and ritual practices. Presented at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropology Association, Nov. 30 – Dec 4, 2005. Washington D.C., (with A. Roddick).

Social Organization and Community Structure in the Hawaiian Islands: Developing the archaeology of communities on the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Moloka‘i Island, Hawai‘i. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Apr. 9-13, 2003, Milwaukee.

Continuing To Bound and To Cultivate: Spatial Technology and the Study of Social and Natural Landscape Transformations in Ancient Field Systems. Paper presented at the Ancient Sites, Modern Maps: Remote Sensing Applications in Archaeology Conference, Oct. 29-30, 2004. University of California, Berkeley.

Multiple Trajectories of Agricultural Development in Kohala, Hawai‘i. Paper presented at the Pacific 2000 International Congress of Easter Island and Pacific Studies, Waimea, Hawai‘i, Aug. 7-12, 2000. (with T.N. Ladefoged and M.W. Graves)

Studying Large Scale Agriculture in the Pacific: Lessons learned from research on the Kohala dry land system. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans, Apr. 18-22. (with T.N. Ladefoged and M.W. Graves).

 

Regional Meetings

What Can Archaeology Tell Us About the Rise to Power of Kamehameha the Great? Preliminary Results of Recent Research in North Kohala District, Hawai‘i Island. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Hilo, Hawaii Is. October 17-19, 2008. (with Michael W. Graves and Jesse Stephen)

Innovation and Expansion of Irrigated Agriculture in North Kohala District, Hawai‘i Island: A Study of Traditional Water Management in Waiapuka. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Hilo, Hawaii Is. October 17-19, 2008. (with Perry Lown and Michael W. Graves).

Agricultural Variation in Windward North Kohala, Hawai‘i Island: Preliminary results of the 2007 Hawai‘i Archaeological Research Project (HARP) field school. Presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Keauhou, Hawaii Is. October 19-21, 2007. (with Michael W. Graves and Julie Field)

Mahele Land Claim Awards in North Kohala, Hawai‘i Island: Results from Recent Research. Presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Keauhou, Hawaii Is. October 19-21, 2007. (with Cyril Calugay and Lillian Richards)

Early Hawaiian Culture History Revisited: The Age of Halawa Dune Site (MO-A1-3), Moloka‘i Island. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Meeting, Kahalui, Maui, Oct. 6th-9th, 2006. (with P.V. Kirch)

Daily Life and Social Change in Prehistoric Hawai‘i: A Case Study from the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Moloka‘i. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Meeting, Kahalui, Maui, Oct. 6th-9th, 2006.

The Origins of the Kalaupapa Field System: A Geographic Information Systems based study of the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Moloka‘i Island, Hawai‘i. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology. Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i. Nov. 12-14, 2004. (with A.S. Hartshorn, and O.A. Chadwick).

Ancient Communities and Agricultural Development on the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Moloka‘i Island, Hawai‘i. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology. Kaneohe, Oahu. Oct. 24-26, 2003.

An overview of University of Hawai‘i research on prehistoric agricultural and social development in Kohala, Hawai‘i Island. (with M.W. Graves., L.J. Perry, and T.N. Ladefoged) Paper presented by M.W. Graves at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Kahului, Hawai‘i, Oct. 5-7, 2001.

Competition and Conflict in the prehistoric Southwest: A case study. First Annual Undergraduate Anthropology Conference, March 1997, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
 

 

Contact Information:

Department of Anthropology, One Washington Square, San José State University, San José, CA 95192-0113

E-mail: mdmccoy@email.sjsu.edu

Phone: 408.924.5542