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The Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) is the largest marine protected area in the Pacific Ocean. As part of the permitting process which enables us to work on Nikumaroro, we are required to submit a report to PIPA at the end of each expedition, describing what we did, what we saw, and including video and still images of the island and its environment. The report was delivered in person by Ric Gillespie on June 23, 2011, in Tarawa, and is published below. There are also numerous appendices which are published in the Analysis section.

Appendix C

Earhart Project Artifacts

From kanawa wood box collected at Ritiati/Noriti (Karaka Village) by John Mims 1944

2-0-V-1

small diamond shaped piece of aluminum

From Fieldwork at Ritiati/Noriti (Karaka Village) 1989

2-1-V-1

navigator’s bookcase

2-1-V-2

cut aluminum sheet

2-1-V-3

cut aluminum strip

2-1-V-4

electrical terminal strip

2-1-V-5

aluminum rectangle

2-1-V-8

sheet aluminum structure

2-1-V-10

broken knife blade

From Fieldwork at Ritiati/Noriti (Karaka Village) 1991

2-2-V-1

Aluminum sheet with rivet holes

2-2-V-2

Piece of cut out material with metal mount

2-2-V-3

Bent metal cylinder

2-2-V-4

Metal ring

2-2-V-5

Metal comb

2-2-V-6

Misc. unidentified metal objects (5)

2-2-V-7

Remnant of rubber hose

2-2-V-8

Torn aluminum structure, apparent # 32B 10

2-2-V-9

Aluminum channel section

2-2-V-10

Aluminum strips /1 and /2

2-2-V-11

Shoe top

2-2-V-12

Boot sole

2-2-V-13

Section of aluminum pipe

From Fieldwork at “Shoe Site” Aukeraime South 1991

2-2-G-1

Fish vertabrae (?)

2-2-G-2

Unknown bone

2-2-G-3

Tiny (rat?) humerus

2-2-G-4

Examples of rusted barrel iron

2-2-G-5

Thermometer, broken

2-2-G-6

Threaded metal cap

2-2-G-7

        

Shoe parts

/1 Cats Paw heel

/2 Sole

/3 Sole pieces

/4 Sole pieces

/5 Sole pieces

/6 Leather pieces

/7 Leather pieces

/8 Leather pieces

2-2-G-7, /9, /10 & /11

screened bits of leather, ferrous metal, brass eyelet, /9 Leather piece

2-2-G-8

Shoe heel

2-2-G-9

Misc. charcoal pieces

From Fieldwork on beach at Aukeraime North, 1991

2-2-B-1

Rifle cartridges

2-2-B-2

.45 cal. slug

2-2-B-3

Handmade bamboo, aluminum and rope object

From Fieldwork at “Seven Site” Aukeraime North 1996

2-3-S-5

button

From Fieldwork at Ritiati/Noriti (Karaka Village) 1996

2-3-V-1

radio cables

2-3-V-2

Plexiglas fragment

2-3-V-3

thin stainless steel wire similar to aircraft safety wire

From Fieldwork at “Shoe Site” Aukeraime South 1997

2-4-A-2

small metal washer

From Fieldwork at Ritiati/Noriti (Karaka Village) 1997

2-4-V-1

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-2

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-3

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-4

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-5

aluminum stringer

2-4-V-9

channel section

2-2-V-10

aluminum cut strips

2-4-V-10a

aluminum sheet

2-4-V-10b

aluminum sheet piece

2-4-V-11

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-12

aluminum cut strip

2-4-V-21

aluminum comb

2-4-V-26

aluminum B-24 cap strip

2-4-V-29

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-32

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-33

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-35

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-48

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-54

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-55

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-58

aluminum strip

2-4-V-60

stainless steel safety wire

2-4-V-66

aluminum comb

2-4-V-86

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-87

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-88

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-89

aluminum plate piece

2-4-V-90

aluminum comb

2-4-V-93

heavy aluminum part

2-4-V-94

aluminum strip

2-4-V-103

aluminum plate

2-4-V-105

aluminum rectangle

2-4-V-106

aluminum rectangle

From Fieldwork on Nutriran 1999

2-5-N-1

broken fitting

2-5-N-2

aluminum rectangle

From Fieldwork at Loran Station 2001

2-6-L-01

Copper screening sample

2-6-L-02

Copper wire samples

2-6-L-03

Metal samples

2-6-L-04

Corrugated metal

From Fieldwork at Ritiati/Noriti (Karaka Village) 2001

2-6-V-01

Asphalt sheet sample

2-6-V-02

Asbestos sheet samples

From Fieldwork in Tatiman Passage 2001

2-6-T-01

Aluminum artifact

2-6-T-02a

Metal fastener

2-6-T-02b

Piece of finished wood

2-6-T-03a

shell casing, British

2-6-T-03b

fragmented bullet

2-6-T-04

Light bulb base, American style

2-6-T-05a

Copper tubing

2-6-T-05b

Brass screw

2-6-T-05C

Can lid

From Fieldwork at “Seven Site” Aukeraime North 2001

2-6-S-01

Plate sherd #1

2-6-S-02

Large asbestos sheet

2-6-S-03a

Aluminum (?) object, rounded, with copper (?) screw

2-6-S-03b

Aluminum (?) object, squared, with copper (?) screw

2-6-S-04

Small asbestos sheet

2-6-S-05

Copper screening

2-6-S-06

.22 shell casing with “U”

2-6-S-07

Food can

2-6-S-08

Plate sherd #2

2-6-S-09

Copper screening

2-6-S-10

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-11

Southeast corner of tank

2-6-S-12

heavy ferrous triangular piece

2-6-S-13

Wood, finished

2-6-S-14

Copper screening

2-6-S-15

Metal pieces

2-6-S-16

Small glass sherd

2-6-S-17

Plate sherd, USCG

2-6-S-18

Flat glass fragment

2-6-S-19a

Unknown material, biological?

2-6-S-19b

brown glass shard, burned

2-6-S-19c

brown glass shard, unburned

2-6-S-19d

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-20

Metal flakes

2-6-S-21a

Glass sherd, broken - fishnet float

2-6-S-21b

Glass sherd - piece of bottle

2-6-S-21c

Heavy copper wire

2-6-S-21d

Copper screening

2-6-S-21e

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-21f

light ferrous metal cap w/ flanges

2-6-S-22

Plate sherd, edge

2-6-S-23

Plate sherd with USCG pattern

2-6-S-24a

.22 Cal shell casing

2-6-S-24b

.22 Cal shell casing

2-6-S-25

Heavy electrical connector with cable end

2-6-S-26

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-27

Copper screening

2-6-S-28

large small-headed nail

2-6-S-29

Copper screening (in clam feature)

2-6-S-30

Glass fragment, light bulb (?) 0.5m from SW corner of tank

2-6-S-31

Copper screening

2-6-S-32

Scalloped object with nail

2-6-S-33

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-34

Nail, square brass (boat nail?)

2-6-S-35

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-36

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-37

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-38

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-39

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-40

Copper screening (large sheet)

2-6-S-41

Light bulb base (bakelite?)

2-6-S-42

Copper wire

2-6-S-43

Half-cylinder, thin metal, with flanges

2-6-S-44

nail with washer

2-6-S-45

knurled knob

2-6-S-46

cup handle ?

2-6-S-47

concrete block fragment

2-6-S-48a

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-48b

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-48c

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-48d

.30 Cal stripper clip ?

2-6-S-49

Asphalt sheet

2-6-S-50a

Small plastic cap

2-6-S-50b

Large plastic cap

2-6-S-51a

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-51b

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-51c

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-51d

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-51e

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-51f

.30 Cal M-1 Carbine case

2-6-S-51g

complete .30 cal round

2-6-S-51h

.30 cal bullet

2-6-S-52

metal object samples

2-6-S-53

metal flakes

2-6-S-54

Asphalt sheet samples

2-6-S-55

light bulb post

2-6-S-56

Asphalt structure

2-6-S-57

Corrugated metal sample

2-6-S-58

Sample metal channel material

2-6-S-59

Pumice

2-6-S-60

Pumice

From Fieldwork at Ritiati/Noriti (Karaka Village) 2003

2-7-V-1

cut aluminum sheet

2-7-V-2

cut aluminum sheet

From Fieldwork at Ritiati/Noriti (Karaka Village) 2007

2-8-V-1

aluminum fragment

2-8-V-2

radio knob and shaft

2-8-V-3

aluminum fragment

2-8-V-4

aluminum fragment

2-8-V-5

pulley

2-8-V-6

bearing sleeve

2-8-V-7

bearing sleeve

2-8-V-8

bearing sleeve

2-8-V-9

bearing sleeve

2-8-V-10

possible brake part

2-8-V-11

possible brake part

2-8-V-12

metal fitting

2-8-V-13

unidentified machine part

2-8-V-14

bushing

2-8-V-15

bushing

2-8-V-16

nut

2-8-V-17

coaxial cable connector

2-8-V-18

capacitor

2-8-V-19

wheel hub

2-8-V-20

compression fiting

2-8-V-21

aluminum fragment

2-8-V-22

metal fragment

2-8-V-23

five-strand stainless steel wire

2-8-V-24

squeeze tube top

2-8-V-25

1953 Australian florin

2-8-V-26

bearing sleeve

2-8-V-27

metal fragment

2-8-V-28

possible radio part

2-8-V-29

coaxial cable connector

2-8-V-30

coaxial cable fitting

2-8-V-31

aluminum fragment

2-8-V-32

radio part

2-8-V-33

watch

2-8-V-34

bearing sleeve

2-8-V-35

bearing sleeve

2-8-V-36

bearing sleeve

2-8-V-37

bearing sleeve

From Fieldwork at “Seven Site” Aukeraime North 2007

2-8-S-1

Flat glass fragment

2-8-S-2 a&b

bottle bottom and fragment

2-8-S-3

zipper

2-8-S-4 a&b

snap

2-8-S-5

broken pocket knife

2-8-S-7

.45 slug

2-8-S-8

M1 carbine shell casing

2-8-S-9

M1 carbine shell casing

2-8-S-10

M1 carbine shell casing

2-8-S-11

M1 carbine slug

2-8-S-12

.22 shell casing

2-8-S-13

.22 shell casing

2-8-S-14

.22 shell casing

2-8-S-15

cable clamp

2-8-S-16

ceramic shard

2-8-S-17

ceramic shard

2-8-S-18

unidentified beige mass

2-8-S-19

mashed bullet

2-8-S-20

thick glass shard

2-8-S-21

thin curved glass shard

2-8-S-22

metal fragments

2-8-S-23

green wire mesh

2-8-S-24

red wafer

2-8-S-26

broken amber glass bottle

2-8-S-27

broken green glass bottle

2-8-S-30

red wafer

2-8-S-31a&b

aluminum nails

2-8-S-32

non-metalic fragment

2-6-S-33

fragment of unidentified material

2-8-S-34

black tubing

2-8-S-35a&b

gaskets

2-8-S-37

red wafer

2-8-S-38

fragment of unidentified material

2-8-S-39

metal fragment with red material

2-8-S-40a&b

metal fragments with possible enamel

2-8-S-41

stripper clip (0.30 cal)

2-8-S-42

brass (?) ring

2-8-S-43a&b

ferrous pieces

2-8-S-44

red ferrous with edge (?)

2-8-S-45

ferrous with red

2-8-S-46

ferrous with red

2-8-S-47

non-magnetic material

2-8-S-48a,b,c

apparent ferrous but non-magnetic

2-8-S-49

fibrous material

2-8-S-50

sherd of CG crockery

2-8-S-51

fingertip bandage (probably modern)

2-8-S-52

ferrous (treated)

2-8-S-53

brown glass (heated/bubbled)

2-8-S-54a&b

frosted glass

2-8-S-55

glass bottle top (frosted)

2-8-S-56

ceramic sherd

2-8-S-57

glass shard (flash bulb)

2-8-S-58

glass shard (flash bulb)

2-8-S-59

ferrous pieces with gray (per TK 1/23/09)

2-8-S-60

ferrous pieces with wire reinforce and rivets (per TK 1/23/09)

2-8-S-61a&b

glass from bird bone feature S of SL-3 (cataloged 9-27-10)

From Fieldwork at “Seven Site” Aukeraime North 2010 (partial)

2-9-S-1

broken glass jar

     /a

part of top

     /b

part of top (distant)

     /c

part of bottom

     /d

part of bottom

     /e

part of bottom

2-9-S-2

leather?

2-9-S-3

button, large

2-9-S-4

button, small

2-9-S-5

bead

2-9-S-6

cervical bone?

2-9-S-7

bone chip?

2-9-S-8

leather?

2-9-S-9

small bone?

2-9-S-10

rouge pieces (9)

2-9-S-11a&b

turtle?

2-9-S-12

metal cap?

2-9-S-13

bone chip?

2-9-S-14

cloth

2-9-S-15

clam shucker?

2-9-S-16

knife body

2-9-S-17

knife bolster

2-9-S-18

knife bone fragment

2-9-S-19

small plastic cap

2-9-S-20

twisted wire

2-9-S-21

thin broken glass

2-9-S-22

thin broken glass

2-9-S-23

thin broken glass

2-9-S-24

thin broken glass

2-9-S-25

thin broken glass

2-9-S-26

thin broken glass

2-9-S-27

broken Mennen bottle

2-9-S-28

three comb teeth

2-9-S-29

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-30

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-31

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-32

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-33

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-34

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-35

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-36

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-37

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-38

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-39a

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-39b

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-40

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-41

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-42a

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-42b

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-43a

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-43b

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-43c

.22 shell casing

2-9-S-44

glass, curved, green

2-9-S-45

glass, green

2-9-S-46

glass, green

2-9-S-47

glass, green

2-9-S-48

glass, green

2-9-S-49

tiny wire

2-9-S-50

glass, Mennen

2-9-S-51

glass, Mennen?

2-9-S-52

glass, Mennen?

2-9-S-53

glass, Mennen

2-9-S-54

glass, Mennen

2-9-S-55

glass, corner

2-9-S-56

glass (3 pieces)

2-9-S-57

glass

2-9-S-58

glass, Mennen

2-9-S-59

glass

2-9-S-60

glass, Mennen?

2-9-S-61

glass, Mennen

2-9-S-62

glass, Mennen

2-9-S-63

glass, Mennen

2-9-S-64

glass, Mennen

2-9-S-65

glass, corner

2-9-S-66

cap, threaded & knurled

2-9-S-67

cap, threaded

2-9-S-68

translucent frag

2-9-S-69

translucent/ceramic?

2-9-S-70

red rounded frags

2-9-S-71

tiny red frags

2-9-S-72

tinier red frags

2-9-S-73

red frag

2-9-S-74

battery?

2-9-S-75

the “dragonfly”

2-9-S-76

tiny red flakes

2-9-S-77

nail

2-9-S-78

glass, amber

2-9-S-79

glass

2-9-S-80

cheesehead screw

2-9-S-81

many ferrous chunks

2-9-S-82

many ferrous chunks

2-9-S-82a

plug and washer

2-9-S-83a

ferrous pieces

2-9-S-83b

ferrous pieces

2-9-S-83c

ferrous pieces

2-9-S-83d

ferrous pieces

2-9-S-83e

ferrous pieces

2-9-S-83f

ferrous pieces

2-9-S-84

corrugated iron

2-9-S-85

ferrous pieces w/coating

2-9-S-86

ferrous

2-9-S-87

ferrous

2-9-S-88

metallic object

2-9-S-89

rod tip

2-9-S-90a

corrugation

2-9-S-90b

corrugation

2-9-S-91

dowel

2-9-S-92

iron shards

2-9-S-93

ferrous

2-9-S-94

ferrous rivets/corner.

2-9-S-95

corrugation

2-9-S-96

rectangular ferrous

2-9-S-97

ferrous with coating

2-9-S-98

ferrous

2-9-S-99

ferrous

2-9-S-100

broken iron dowels

2-9-S-101

ferrous

2-9-S-102

dowel

2-9-S-103

tin can? Round obj.

2-9-S-104

thick ferrous

2-9-S-104a

plug, washer like 2-9-S-82a

2-9-S-105

ferrous

2-9-S-106

ferrous

2-9-S-107

intact iron dowels and nail



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