Lau islands - Susui, Thikombia, Tuvutha, Katafaga, 1934, 1939

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Abstract

The notebook documents the work of J. Edward Hoffmeister in the Lau islands (Susui, Thikombia, Tuvutha, Katafaga) of Fiji, 1934 and 1939. Some entries are dated. They are narrative in structure and headed with island name. Entries include notes on fossils collected (frequently coral) with specimen number, identification, characteristics, and terrain where found; observations of terrain's geological characteristics, sketches, routes traveled during field work, and descriptions of photographs taken.

Date Range

1934, 1939

Start Date

1934

End Date

1939

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • Lau
  • Fiji

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-036

Collection name

J. Edward Hoffmeister papers, 1928, 1934, 1939

Physical Description

1 Field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 5