Archaeological Investigations of a Stone Platform at the MalaefonoPlantation, Upolu, Samoa
2010 (English)In: The Gotland Papers: Selected Papers from the VII International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific : Migration, Identity, and Cultural Heritage / [ed] Paul Wallin, Helene Martinsson Wallin, 2010, 327-337 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
During field work in 2005 our attention was drawn to an interesting prehistoric remain at the Malaefono organicplantation close to Salei’moa village on ’Upolu. Several stone platforms/stone heaps and remains have been reported removed due to farming activities during the last century, which indicated that the plantation area previously housed habitations. During 2006 we carried out archaeological investigations on a remaining stone platform in the area. This“star/cog” shaped platform, with eight protrusions was mapped and test excavated. The investigations showed its internal structure and its relation to other features and the surrounding landscape. The excavation also gave indications of settlement activities prior to the construction of the platform at this site. This paper presents the results of the investigationand discusses the star mound concept in general.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 327-337 p.
Gotland University Press, ISSN 1653-7424 ; 11
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-702ISBN: 978-91-86343-07-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-702DiVA: diva2:369955
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