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Strata: Pacific Island War Dance; early Greek farmers

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12/01/2016

(1) Only 100 people still live on tiny Mwoakilloa atoll in the Pacific, but the Mwokilese community on nearby Pohnpei still performs the traditional dances of their home island. The young Mwokilese men prepare for the cultural day festivities, keeping their ancient traditional war dance alive. (2) Archaeobotanist Tania Valamoti and her team excavating at Dikili Tash in northern Greece are finding and analyzing seed remains from the Neolithic period. These seeds could help define how the ancient Neolithic people grew their food.

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