Lapakahi (Holocene of the United States)

Where: Hawaii (20.2° N, 155.9° W: paleocoordinates 20.2° N, 155.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• A single radiocarbon date recovered from 10 to 15 centimeters below ground surface yielded a range at one standard deviation of A. D. 1418 to 1618, 1466 to 1666 and 1538 to 1738, placing the occupation of the structure within the pre-Contact period somewhere between A. D. 1418 and 1738.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: anthropogenic

Primary reference: L. L. N. Reeve, R. B. Reeve, and P. L. Cleghorn. 2013. The Hawaiian Monk Seal in Traditional Hawaiian Culture. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 190689: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Phocidae
Neomonachus schauinslandi Hermann 1779 Hawaiian monk seal