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The Brothers-In-Law: A Tale Of The Equatorial Islands; and The Brass Gun Of The Buccaneers 1901

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    , K. P., Archaeology of the Pacific equatorial islands, Bull. 123, 1934. [Includes Howland, Palmyra, Washington, Fanning, Christmas, Jarvis, Malden, and Starbuck Islands.]

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Bishop Museum, following its policy of regional survey, has gathered such information as was possible. The Whippoorwill Expedition examined the archaeological remnants on Howland in 1924. The Kaimiloa Expedition of 1924 gave the opportunity of visiting Fanning, Christmas, and Malden and making field observations. Part of a canoe found in a bog in Washington Island was given by the Greig brothers to the Museum, and from their notes and scanty references in the literature, Emory was able to write up the archaeology of the equatorial islands, omitting Caroline Island and the Phoenix Islands.