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Published Aug 2017

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784916657

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Guam; Mariana Islands; Unai Bapot; Saipan; Pacific; Prehistory; Archaeology; Excavation

Substantive Evidence of Initial Habitation in the Remote Pacific: Archaeological Discoveries at Unai Bapot in Saipan, Mariana Islands

By Mike T. Carson, Hsiao-chun Hung

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At the Unai Bapot Site of the Mariana Islands, new excavation has clarified the oldest known instance of a residential habitation prior to 1500 B.C. in the Remote Pacific, previously difficult to document in deeply buried layers that originally had comprised near-tidal to shallow subtidal zones.



Chapter 1 Unai Bapot and Earliest Remote Oceanic Settlement; Chapter 2 Project Context and Questions; Chapter 3 Investigative Procedures; Chapter 4 New Findings: Stratigraphy and Dating; Chapter 5 New Findings: Overall Archaeological Contents; Chapter 6 New Findings: Traces of Structural Features; Chapter 7 New Findings: Pottery Artefacts; Chapter 8 New Findings: Non-Pottery Artefacts; Chapter 9 New Findings: Midden of Animal Food Remains; Chapter 10 Answering the Initial Research Questions; Chapter 11 Larger Research Implications; References