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a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals

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Heterozoan carbonates in oligotrophic tropical water, The Attard Member of the lower coralline limestone formation (Upper Oligocene, Malta).
It was made from coralline limestone by hammer-dressing to a basically rectangular form and then roughly ground.
The use of limestone at Makekur probably reflects the scarcity of suitable hard rock for cracking nutshells in this part of New Britain, which is formed by uplifted coralline limestone.
Both were on the southeastern portion with its raised coralline limestone platforms, but the number of decorated and plainware Lapita on Nendo and its smaller neighbouring islets has since increased by nine in the period from 1976 to 1979 (Figure 1).
Layer 2 represents the early Lapita occupation on a white coral beach sand or coralline limestone (Layer 3).