martes, 15 de septiembre de 2015

Findings reveal ancient Chamorro life

3/4. Remains of an ancient Chamorro settlement at Ritidian, discovered last year. (Photo: University of Guam)

Findings at an archaeological site at Ritidian are some of the oldest in the Pacific islands and showcase the life of the Chamorro people over thousands of years in the Marianas.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which controls a wildlife refuge at Ritidian, announced in December 2014 the discovery of the previously unknown site....

... Further study took place in June, and the findings were presented as part the University of Guam’s Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) seminar series in a presentation entitled, “Identifying, Understanding and Protecting Our Heritage Sites” on Wednesday in the UOG CLASS Lecture Hall.

The seminar featured the MARC’s visiting Associate Professor of Archaeology Mike Carson, who has spent more than 10 years researching the historic sites, cultural artifacts and landscapes at Litekyan, also known as Ritidian.

Carson said digging in the area found a site that was more than 3,500 years old. [...]

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