Golden Tooth rockshelter, Layer II,3, Tinian (Holocene of Northern Mariana Islands)

Where: Northern Mariana Islands (15.0° N, 145.6° E: paleocoordinates 15.0° N, 145.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• The transition from historic to prehistoric times is difficult to discern in the absence of pottery or radiocarbon dates but probably lies within Layer II, i.e., below the goat bones (II,3) but above the single bone of Porzana sp. (II,9).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by D.W. Steadman, C.C. Bodner, S.R. Derrickson, J.D. Groves, D.S. Lee in 1994

Primary reference: D. W. Steadman. 1999. The prehistory of vertebrates, especially birds, on Tinian, Aguiguan, and Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. Micronesica 31:319-345 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 194637: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Capra hircus Linnaeus 1758 domestic goat
 Rodentia - Muridae
Rattus exulans Peale 1848 rat