Yosihiko H. Sinoto
Yosihiko H. Sinoto (born 3 September 1924 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese-born American anthropologist at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is known for his anthropological expeditions throughout the Pacific, in particular Hawaii and French Polynesia.
In 1954 he moved to Hawaii where he began his archaeological dig work at South Point on Hawaii. In 1960 he accompanied anthropologist Kenneth Emory to Tahiti. On the island of Huahine, where he worked for 40 years, he helped to restore and preserve the prehistoric village of Maeva with its temple ruins, or marae. In 1977 he discovered the remnants of a deep-sea voyaging canoe. Sinoto's further expeditions led him to the Society Islands, Marquesas, Tuamotus and others, where he studied the settlements, artifacts, migration patterns and Polynesian cultural ties.
Yosihiko Sinoto's spouse Kazuko is a historian of Japanese immigration. His son Aki is archaeologist at the Bishop Museum.
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- Altonn, Helen (June 3, 2007), "Museum anthropologist's latest honor is a hibiscus - Yosihiko Sinoto has studied ancient Pacific cultures for decades", The Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Honolulu, HI, USA: Oahu Publications) 12 (154), retrieved September 24, 2012
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