APPENDIX 1

Distribution of bird bones by Layer in the three archaeological sites excavated by P. V. Kirch et al. in the Gambier Group. Data shows NISP and MNI in brackets. X: unknown layer. Site total is the sum of all layers.

Site TAR-6   AGA-3   KAM-1  
Layer I II II/III III X   I II III III/IV IV IV/V   I II III IV V VI  
  I II II/III III X Site I II III IV Site     III IV     Site
Taxa           Total I II1 II2 II3 III III/IV IV1 IV2 IV3 IV4 IV/V Total I II III1 III2 IV1 IV2 V VI Total
Pseudobulweria sp. 4(2) 38(7) 3(2) 113(15) 0 158(26) 0 0 0 0 8(3) 1(1) 4(2) 15(3) 20(4) 33(4) 2(1) 82(18) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Pterodroma magn. P. heraldica 0 32(4) 0 20(4) 3(1) 55(8) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 3(1) 2(1) 0 6(3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2(1) 2(1) 4(2)
Pterodroma magn. P. leucoptera 1(1) 5(2) 0 16(2) 0 22(5) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Pterodroma sp. 0 7(3) 0 0 0 7(3) 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 1(1)
Puffinus magn. Pu bailloni 1(1) 11(4) 0 14(3) 0 26(8) 0 0 3(1) 1(1) 1(1) 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 6(4) 1(1) 2(1) 0 3(1) 3(1) 1(1) 1(1) 0 11(6)
Puffinus nativitatis 0 5(2) 0 23(3) 0 28(5) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 8(2) 0 9(3) 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0 1(1)
Puffinus sp. 0 0 0 0 0 0(0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Ardenna pacifica 1(1) 3(1) 0 8(2) 0 12(4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3(1) 0 0 3(1) 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 1(1) 0 2(2)
Procellariid sp. 0 5(3) 1(1) 5(3) 0 11(7) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5(2) 3(1) 9(2) 0 17(5) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1(1)
Nesofregetta fuliginosa 0 0 0 1(1) 0 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1(1) 0 2(2) 10(3) 13(4) 5(2) 6(3) 0 37(15)
Phaethon lepturus 0 17(3) 0 3(1) 0 20(4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5(2) 0 0 5(2) 0 1(1) 0 4(1) 1(1) 1(1) 1(1) 0 8(5)
Phaethon rubricauda 0 3(1) 0 5(1) 1(1) 9(3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0 0 1(1)
Fregata ariel 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0 0 1(1)
Fregata minor 0 0 0 2(1) 0 2(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 2(1) 1(1) 0 0 0 0 3(2)
Gygis alba 0 20(6) 1(1) 44(8) 1(1) 66(16) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 1(1) 2(1) 3(1) 0 1(1) 0 7(4)
Larid magn. Procelsterna 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 2(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2(1) 0 0 1(1) 4(1) 0 0 0 1(1) 6(3)
Egretta sacra 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Gallus gallus 0 1(1) 1(1) 0 0 2(2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 1(1) 2(2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Bountyphaps 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 3(1) 4(2)
Ducula tihonireasini 0 5(2) 0 1(1) 0 6(3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Ptilinopus sp. 0 1(1) 0 2(2) 0 3(3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Columbid indet. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3(1) 3(1)