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The Buka Forest

Nikumaroro has a few stands of large buka trees – Pisonia grandis – which make an imposing overstory. TIGHAR photo.

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The Lagoon Shore

The main entrance to the lagoon is a shallow passage much frequented by sharks and brightly colored fish. TIGHAR photo.

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The Landing Channel

Each morning the team transfers from ship to shore, landing through this channel which was dynamited into the reef in 1963. At low tide, shown here, getting from boat to reef is tricky; at high tide the boat can sometimes run onto the sand. At mid-tide cross seas and rips are common, as is high surf. TIGHAR photo by Andrew McKenna.

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A Walk on the Lagoon Shore

After coming ashore, the team disperse to the assigned sites, with the Seven Site group taking a boat down the lagoon. TIGHAR photo by Andrew McKenna.

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In the Village

The village on Nikumaroro was abandoned in 1964 due to drought. This is one of the few buildings left standing, a concrete block kitchen which was attached to the Government House. TIGHAR photo.

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A Coconut Crab

This is a medium-sized example of a coconut crab, Birgus latro. Once common throughout the Pacific, they are now endangered and protected. TIGHAR photo.

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The Seven Site

This photo shows the Seven Site cleared for work in 2001. The tank in the foreground was apparently placed there as a temporary cistern by villagers who found the bones in 1940. TIGHAR photo.

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Archeological Excavation

The methodology used for opening possible features is standard archeological procedure. This excavation, from 2001, shows the layering and gridding techniques supervised by Thomas F. King, Ph.D. TIGHAR photo.

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Studying the Ground

Dr. King (right) and Ric Gillespie examine a feature approximately half-way through excavation. Sites are protected with a tarp to prevent heat stroke; temperatures regularly exceed 100°F in the sun. TIGHAR photo.

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Screening

Materials removed from features are screened so that small objects of interest can be retrieved. Clockwise from lower left: Jim Morrissey (not on NikuV team); Gary Quigg; Chris Kennedy (not on NikuV team); Bill Carter; Skeet Gifford (not on NikuV team); Kar Burns; John Clauss. TIGHAR photo.

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