Due to the recent inclusion of Nan Madol
on Micronesia's T list (finally), I had another look on Pacific archaeology. France too added Taputapuatea
at French Polynesia, which used to be a major spiritual centre for most of the Pacific Triangle. Then there are the Lepata
sites on Samua, the Yapease quarries
shared by Palau and Micronesia and two lesser known archaeological sites on Palau. All in all, a major improvement for this gap.
Still lacking - There was an attempt to include Pu'uhonua o'Honaunau
on Hawaii which was deferred for the lack of comparative studies. It since disappeared. Anyone knows why?
We also discussed the Latte of the Mariana islands. It seems there are still quite a few sites in situ, not so much on Guam, but more on the Mariana Islands. Such examples are Taga
These too unfortunately failed to be discussed for the new US American T list.
Discussing Hawaii and the Marianas brings me to another US territory - Does anyone know why no sites from Puerto Rico feature on the current US-American T list? We've already mentioned Caguana
as a possible candidate.