GIS database of archaeological remains on Samoa

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Olof Håkansson - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Description:

Data set that contains information on archaeological remains of the pre historic settlement of the Letolo valley on Savaii on Samoa. It is built in ArcMap from ESRI and is based on previously unpublished surveys made by the Peace Corps Volonteer Gregory Jackmond in 1976-78, and in a lesser degree on excavations made by Helene Martinsson Wallin and Paul Wallin. The settlement was in use from at least 1000 AD to about 1700- 1800. Since abandonment it has been covered by thick jungle. However by the time of the survey by Jackmond (1976-78) it was grazed by cattle and the remains was visible. The survey is at file at Auckland War Memorial Museum and has hitherto been unpublished. A copy of the survey has been accessed by Olof Håkansson through Martinsson Wallin and Wallin and as part of a Masters Thesis in Archeology at Uppsala University it has been digitised.

Olof Håkansson has built the data base structure in the software from ESRI, and digitised the data in 2015 to 2017. One of the aims of the Masters Thesis was to discuss hierarchies. To do this, subsets of the data have been displayed in va

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Archaeological remains in Samoa - GIS dataset

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Olof Håkansson - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1041

Purpose:

The purpose is to examine hierarchies in prehistoric Samoa. The purpose is further to make the produced data sets available for study.

Description:

Data set that contains information on archaeological remains of the pre historic settlement of the Letolo valley on Savaii on Samoa. It is built in ArcMap from ESRI and is based on previously unpublished surveys made by the Peace Corps Volonteer Gregory Jackmond in 1976-78, and in a lesser degree on excavations made by Helene Martinsson Wallin and Paul Wallin. The settlement was in use from at least 1000 AD to about 1700- 1800. Since abandonment it has been covered by thick jungle. However by the time of the survey by Jackmond (1976-78) it was grazed by cattle and the remains was visible. The survey is at file at Auckland War Memorial Museum and has hitherto been unpublished. A copy of the survey has been accessed by Olof Håkansson through Martinsson Wallin and Wallin and as part of a Masters Thesis in Archeology at Uppsala University it has been digitised.

Olof Håkansson has built the data base structure in the software from ESRI, and digitised the data in 2015 to 2017. One of the aims of the Masters Thesis was to discuss hierarchies. To do this, subsets of the data have been displayed in va

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Language:

English

Time period(s) investigated:

Pre history — Historic time

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Samoa

Geographic description: Island of Savaii, SE coast, Valley of Letolo

Sampling procedure:

All the prehistoric remains noted by Gregory Jackmond as well as Helene Martinsson Wallin and Paul Wallin in the Letolo-valley on Savaii in Samoa.

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Publications

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Martinsson-Wallin H. (ed.) 2007a Archaeology in Samoa. The Pulemelei Investigations, Archaeology in Oceania vol. 42 supplement, Sydney, University of Sydney

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Version 1.0:

2018-03-12 doi:10.5878/003012

Download data:

SND-1041-V1.0.zip (10.49 MB)
Archaeological remains in Samoa - GIS dataset

GIS data set over archaeological remains on Samoa

Citation:

Olof Håkansson. Uppsala university, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History (2018). GIS data set over archaeological remains on Samoa. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/003012

Description:

Prehistoric remains of the settlement of Letolo on the Island of Savaii in Samoa in Polynesia

Data format / data structure:

Geospatial

Type of archaeological remains:

Settlement

Collection methodology:

Compilation/Synthesis Transcription Content Coding

Time period(s) investigated:

Pre history — Historic time