The Pacific rat (Rattus exulans) is a small commensal omnivore; its close association with humans throughout Polynesian prehistory suggests that dietary change in this species can provide insight into localized trends in site ecology and...
more The Pacific rat (Rattus exulans) is a small commensal omnivore; its close association with humans throughout Polynesian prehistory suggests that dietary change in this species can provide insight into localized trends in site ecology and activity.
Earlier accounts of 'earthmounds' and 'monumental architecture' were known but no scientific surveys were carried out until Golson's in-depth work in 1957.
Golson also carried out field work on Upolu where he discovered the first pottery sherds in Samoa at Vailele village on the island's north coast.
Building on Golson's surveys, the team carried out field work on the islands of Savai'i, Upolu and Apolima.
Another team leader was New Zealand archaeologist Janet Davidson who has made major contributions to the field of archaeology in Samoa and the rest of the Pacific.
The team reanalyzed two milk teeth, which were discovered in the Grotta del Cavallo site in 1964 and previously classified as Neanderthal.
They showed, using micro CT scanning and extensive comparative work, that the specimens are anatomically modern human.
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