AIT10, Ureia site, Aitutaki (Holocene of Cook Islands)

Where: Cook Islands (18.9° S, 159.8° W: paleocoordinates 18.9° S, 159.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• Charcoal-based radiocarbon chronology of Ureia ranges from 200 ± 50 yr B.P. (layer III) to 1040 ± 80 yr B.P. (layer VII). Attempts to date the very small amounts of charcoal from strata below layer VII have not been successful.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified grainstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by M.S. Allen, S.E. Schubel, D.W. Steadman in 1987

Collection methods: quarrying

Primary reference: D. W. Steadman. 1991. Extinct and extirpated birds from Aitutaki and Atiu, southern Cook Islands. Pacific Science 45:325-347 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 193448: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.05.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Rattus exulans Peale 1848 rat
 Primates - Hominidae
Homo sapiens Linnaeus 1758 human
 Cetacea - Delphinidae
Delphinidae indet. Gray 1821 dolphin
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Sus scrofa Linnaeus 1758 wild boar
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis familiaris Linnaeus 1758 dog
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Gallus gallus Linnaeus 1758 chicken
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
"Porzana tabuensis" = Zapornia tabuensis
"Porzana tabuensis" = Zapornia tabuensis Gmelin 1789 spotless crake
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Anas superciliosa Gmelin 1789 Pacific black duck
cf. Dendrocygna sp. Swinson 1837 whistling duck