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Grand Canyon Archaeology; Tubuai: Polynesian Island

(1) Between 2006 and 2009, in the first major excavation project in the vicinity in 40 years, archaeologists sampled nine pre-contact sites along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park.  This action was taken to recover data before the sites were lost to erosion. (2). In 2007, a group of archaeologists came to Tubuai, an island in east Polynesia, to look for traces of some of the greatest explorers in human history.  The people of the island, descendants of those ancient explorers, welcomed the archaeologists with open arms.




Produced in 2011 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

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Web links:

Atiahara - Excavations in 2007 (Atiahara.org)

Grand Canyon National Park - Archaeology Along the Colorado River (National Park Service)

Grand Canyon River Archaeology Virtual Tour (National Park Service)

Recalibrating Polynesian Prehistory by John Edward Terrell (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, August 30, 2011)

Robert Bollt (Wikipedia)