A discussion of TIGHAR's work testing the Nikumaroro Hypothesis on the 1937 disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, hosted by senior archaeologist Tom King.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Nikumaroro: Challenges to Doing Archaeology - 2
Areas that aren't covered in Scaevola are often covered in coconuts and pandanus gone wild, which dump a tremendous load of leaves, fronds, nuts, etc. on the ground, which then rots and forms a pretty difficult ground-cover.
Walking through this stuff is not entirely easy, and detecting anything under it is something else again. Not a walk in the park.