New Perspectives on the Occupation of Hatuana Dune Site, Ua Huka, Marquesas Islands

  • Guillaume Molle University of French Polynesia / UMR7041 ArScAn, BP 3056 – 98713 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia.
  • Eric Conte University of French Polynesia / UMR7041 ArScAn, BP 3056 – 98713 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia.
Keywords: Archaeology, Marquesas, French Polynesia, Radiocarbon Dating

Abstract

New archaeological excavations were conducted in 2009 in the Hatuana dune site, Ua Huka, Marquesas archipelago (French Polynesia). The objectives of this research were to determine the complete stratigraphy of the western section of the site, and to obtain charcoal samples for radiocarbon dating. The results are presented here, updating previous dates by E. Conte, and enhancing our understanding of the place of the Hatuana coastal area in the island’s prehistory. The main occupation occurred during a period of warfare, suggesting that the place was used to control and prevent enemy attacks.
How to Cite
Molle, G. and Conte, E. (1) “New Perspectives on the Occupation of Hatuana Dune Site, Ua Huka, Marquesas Islands”, Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 2(2), pp. 103-108. Available at: https://pacificarchaeology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/58 (Accessed: 19October2019).
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Research Reports