Saturday, May 24, 2008

Archaeologist: Remains about 2,500 years old
Skeletons of people who lived on Guam about 2,500 years ago were discovered when a swimming pool was removed to renovate the Guam Hotel Okura in Tumon Bay.

Archeologist David DeFant yesterday described the discovery's significance in both the age and number of human remains found.

"This discovery represents one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved prehistoric burial populations ever uncovered in the Western Pacific Region," DeFant said. "The results of this research will make a significant contribution to our understanding of how these early people lived and perhaps where they came from."