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Nearest cityWalung, Federated States of Micronesia
Area3.5 acres (1.4 ha)
NRHP reference No.02000004[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 17, 2002

Safonfok is a prehistoric archaeological site near Walung, on the island of Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia. At the time of its discovery in 1999, it was one of the largest prehistoric industrial complex found in the islands of the Pacific. The site, whose extent has not been fully determined, was excavated in 1999-2000, revealing a major complex where an estimated hundreds of workers manufactured coral fish hooks and other tools. Unique among the finds are a basalt knife and a diamond-shaped bead.[2]

The site was listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Joseph, Frank (2006). The Lost Civilization of Lemuria: The Rise and Fall of the World’s Oldest Culture. Inner Traditions. p. 29. ISBN 9781591439493.
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