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A recently published archaeological sequence supported by information from six sites excavated in the Mangarevan group in 1959 is summarized in the context of additional data and current interpretations of the prehistory of southeastern Polynesia.

The known part of the Mangareva sequence covers the period from ca. 1200 to the time of early nineteenth-century contact with Europeans, with its datingen hanced by four new radiocarbon age determinations plus four previous ones, all on samples collected in 1959.

More recent information from archaeological investigations on nearby Pitcairn and Henderson islands, showing they formed part of a long-term interaction sphere with Mangareva, indicate that while the early part of the Mangareva sequence from ca. 800–1200 remains undocumented, buried cultural deposits for this interval probably exist within Rikitea village on the main island of Mangareva. 700–800 settlement for the Mangareva group is consistent with a similar age and origin for the first inhabitants of Easter Island, as aspects of the thirteenthcentury assemblages from both places are comparable.

Land Snails from Archaeological Sites in the Marshall Islands, with Remarks on Prehistoric Translocations in Tropical Oceania Whence the East Polynesians?