via Pacific Daily News, 09 November 2023: The 2,000-year-old remains of a CHamoru woman, which had been in a California laboratory for 42 years, were repatriated to Guam. These remains were part of a major archaeological project in the Tarague area of Yigo conducted between 1980 and 1981. The University of California-Riverside and Guam’s State Historic Preservation Office coordinated the repatriation. This event highlights ongoing efforts to correct historical wrongs and the importance of returning ancestral remains to their rightful place.
A CHamoru ancestor over 2,000 years old has finally made her way back home after spending the last 42 years in a California laboratory, according to Guam’s State Historic Preservation Office.
SHPO and the University of California-Riverside coordinated the repatriation of ancestral remains back to Guam this past weekend.
Guam State Historic Preservation Officer Patrick Lujan hand-carried them after transferring the remains from UC-Riverside’s NAGPRA Repatriation Office.