HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Preservation officials say the remnants of an ancient village on Guam have been removed at the site of a new U.S. Marine Corps base under construction.
The Pacific Daily News reports Guam Preservation Trust board member Dave Lotz says he visited the area Sunday and could not find the site or remnants of the ancient Chamoru village called Magua.
The trust, the U.S. Navy and the National Park Service had announced a proposal in May to create a historic preservation program near the new military base, featuring artifacts and information about the site.
Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs Officer Lt. Ian McConnaughey says the Navy has recovered the artifacts. He says data collected at the site suggests it was not permanently inhabited.