design research:

Prehistoric Architecture in Micronesia presents five distinct examples of the architectural tradition that evolved in Micronesia before Europeans arrived. The sites and include the extraordinary stone cities of Leluh and Nan Madol on the islands of Kosrae and Pohnpei, respectively. Other examples are the meeting houses and residences elevated on stone platforms in the Yap Islands, the earth terraces and ornately decorated meeting houses of Palau, and the megalithic columns and capstones of ancient structures in the Mariana Islands. One of the most remarkable achievements of any ancient people, the prehistoric architecture of Micronesia is a source of continuing inspiration for persons who search for meaning in the built form of our present-day environment.