Provisional Survey of Aitutaki, Cook Islands Sites and Monuments

Jane Downes, Colin Richards, Lawrence Shaw, Francisco H Torres, Kate Welham

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Abstract

The archaeological survey work detailed in this report was undertaken by Colin
Richards and Jane Downes (University of the Highlands and Islands, UK), Kate
Welham (Bournemouth University, UK), Francisco Torres Hochstetter (MAPSE,
Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile) and Lawrence Shaw (New Forest National Park
Authority, UK), working with Ngaakitai Pureariki (Pun arei Aitutaki), with the
permissio n of the Aitutaki Council, and Cook Islands Research Permit (Ref. 15
- 16a), working between 23rd May and 2nd June 2017.
The archaeological work comprised site survey and location using GPS, geophysical survey, and surface collection of artefacts. A database of the sites has been produced as a Cultural Heritage Record, and lodged with the Aitutaki Islands Council. All artefacts have been left on the island with
the Aitutaki Islands Council.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUHI Research Repository
Number of pages163
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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