The Pulemelei mound
or the Star Pyramid
on the island of Savai'i
,(part of Samoa
) is the largest and most ancient structure in Polynesia
. It is a pyramid constructed of natural basalt
stones and at its base measures 65m x 60m and has a height of about 12m. Excavations have revealed that it was probably constructed sometime between 1100-1400 AD and was no longer used by 1700-1800 AD.