New precise dates for the ancient and sacred coral pyramidal tombs of Leluh (Kosrae, Micronesia)

  title={New precise dates for the ancient and sacred coral pyramidal tombs of Leluh (Kosrae, Micronesia)},
  author={Zoe T. Richards and Chuan-chou Shen and Jean-Paul A. Hobbs and Chung-Che Wu and Xiuyang Jiang and Felicia Rounds Beardsley},
  journal={Science Advances},
Dating of coral tombs sheds light on ancient trans-oceanic civilization. Monumental tombs within ancient civilizations worldwide hold precious clues for deciphering the architectural skill, acumen, and industry of prehistoric cultures. Most tombs were constructed from abiotic materials—stone, soil, and/or clay, predominately—and were built to permanently inter royalty or high-status individuals. On the island of Kosrae in the central Pacific, monumental tombs were constructed with scleractinian… Expand

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