DOI:​10.1002/J.1834-4453.1995.TB00330.X
Corpus ID: 128950480
Prehistory and human ecology in Eastern Polynesia: Excavations at Tangatatau Rockshelter, Mangaia, Cook Islands
P. Kirch, D. W. Steadman, +2 authors M. Weisler
Published 1 July 1995
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Archaeology in Oceania
The Tangatatau Rockshelter (site MAN-44, Mangaia, Cook Islands) has produced one of Eastern Polynesia's most comprehensive chrono-stratigraphic sequences of artifacts, vertebrate and invertebrate… 
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