Human remains found at Marine training development at Andersen South

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The Department of Parks & Recreation’s Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) received notice on Thursday that a human burial was discovered during the construction of the Combat Vehicle Operator Course at Andersen South (old Mogfog, Dededo).

This finding was identified by an archaeologist within an area that was previously reported as an inadvertent discovery in mid-January 2021and falls under the 2011 Programmatic Agreement.

The January investigation followed SHPO agreed-upon methods and resulted in the identification of the subject in situ articulated remains found associated with their original burial context.

It is unknown as to the ethnicity of the remains as preliminary studies are just underway.
The Historic Preservation Office will review the archaeological mitigation plan that will be
proposed by Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz.

This is the fourth discovery of bone fragments at Andy South and the first burial so far on record.

(DPR Release)

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