via The Guardian, 16 April 2021: Burials date from 1,500 BCE to 1,00 CE. More evidence for the Austronesian migration!
A Guam senator has launched an investigation into a US military base being built on the island after ancient human remains, as well as ovens, tools and pottery from an ancient village were found at the proposed site.
Senator Telena Nelson, chairman of the legislative committee on historic preservation, is launching an inquiry into the construction of US Marine Corps Camp Blaz in the village of Dededo in northern Guam.
This week the committee held a community roundtable and an oversight hearing to look into the status of burial sites and human remains at Camp Blaz.
The military base, which is yet to be completed, will be home to 5,000 US Marines who will be relocated from Okinawa to Guam. Blaz partially opened in October 2020 but construction activity continues, with approximately 16 ongoing projects.
But the Guam State Historic Preservation Office reported that nearly a dozen ancient human burial sites – dating from between 1,500 BC to 1,000 AD – have been discovered in separate construction spots at Camp Blaz in the last year.