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Mortuary Contexts and Social Structure at Nan Madol, Pohnpei

Seikel, Katherine


Archaeological studies of mortuary practices contribute to discussions of prehistoric social structure. Relatively little work has focused on mortuary practices in Micronesia, particularly those associated with societies that built the monumental earthworks of Palau, the Latte sets in the Mariana Islands, and the monumental centers of Leluh on Kosrae and Nan Madol on Pohnpei. This study utilizes multiple lines of evidence to consider mortuary contexts and their relationship to social structure...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2011.559615


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