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Bioarchaeological evidence for diet in a Latte Period assemblage from Saipan, CNMI (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Olivia Franklin. John Dudgeon. Amy Commendador. Rebecca Hazard. Michael Dega.

Garapan, a Latte Period (A.D. 1000-1521) archaeological site in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, was excavated under mitigation efforts by Scientific Consultant Services, Hawaii in 2015. The recovery produced over 400 sets of skeletal remains, of which forty-eight were submitted for dietary bioarchaeological analysis in the Center for Archaeology, Materials and Applied Spectroscopy. This research focuses on the importance of marine versus terrestrial protein sources and introduced plant...

Exploring the Indigenous Experience of Saipan in World War II (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephanie N Soder.

During World War II in the Pacific, the Battle of Saipan became one of the pivotal successes of the United States military to turn the tide of war. Unfortunately, this success came at a cost to the residents of the island, and while the Japanese civilian experience has been largely studied, the indigenous experience has been bypassed. By exploring the development of the construction on the island and civilian holding camps by U.S. military and Saipan civilians, the impact sustained from the...

Individual and Collective Memory of WWII in the Pacific: How Can Archaeology Contribute? (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Toni Carrell. Jennifer F McKinnon.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Historical Memory, Archaeology, And The Social Experience Of Conflict and Battlefields" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In June and July of 1944, the US and Japan waged war on the island of Saipan. This battle not only included those combatants, but also the largest civilian population yet encountered. Most historical accounts are written from the perspective of the US or Japanese and largely ignore those...

Interpretive film and television public service announcements: documenting and protecting the Battle of Saipan (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennifer F McKinnon. Toni Carrell.

WWII in the Pacific is a particularly difficult subject as it consumed not just the world powers battling for water and land, but also the Indigenous and civilian communities whose island homes were the backdrop for the war. This paper illustrates the process of creating an interpretive film and public service announcements that are a multi-vocal and inclusive in their content and message. An 18-minute interpretive film about Saipan’s WWII underwater heritage and several short public service...

DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Linda Scott Cummings.

Two sediment samples from the Chalan Monsignor Guerrero Phase III Roadway Expansion and Improvements Project (CMG) in Saipan were examined for pollen and macrofloral remains. These samples represent buried, lower stratigraphic sequences in the eastern end of the project area. Pollen and macrofloral analyses will be used to provide information concerning landscape formation and paleoenvironment, especially the vegetation regime of the former marshes or estuaries in this area. Five charcoal...

DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

A single ceramic sherd was submitted for residue analysis from a site on Saipan's west coast. The residue from this sherd was removed at Paleo Research Institute and treated to recover phytoliths and starches that might reflect foods cooked in the vessel.

The Tanapag Coronado: A Case Study in Site Formation Processes (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only James R Pruitt.

The study of submerged aircraft, while not new, is a relatively unexplored area of maritime archaeology. Receiving even less attention is the study of site formation processes as they apply to submerged aircraft wreck sites—what processes affected the site between the time it crashed and now? These studies are becoming increasingly important, especially for cultural resource managers who are responsible for managing submerged aircraft. This paper summarizes the results of a case study of a...

The Tanapag PBM Mariner: Aircraft Identification through Site Formation Processes (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jack A. Adamson.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Strides Towards Standard Methodologies in Aeronautical Archaeology" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. During the Second World War, flying boats were crucial in the roles of reconnaissance, patrol, rescue, and transportation. This was especially true in the Pacific Theater. One such flying boat, a United States Navy (USN) PBM Mariner, has rested on the bottom of Tanapag Harbor, Saipan since the waning days of...