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Pagat village to be nominated as endangered site

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Guam Preservation Trust, in collaboration with the Guam Historic Preservation Office and the We Are Guahan Coalition will be nominating the ancient Pagat village to America's Eleven Most Endangered Historic Places program, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The military is proposing to construct a firing range in that area.

Preservation Trust Chief Program Officer Joe Quinata says if the Department of Defense uses that land for training, approximately 300 personnel will be at the site 48 weeks a year. The use of the area could cause the destruction of ancient artifacts.

Quinata told KUAM News, "Surveys that were done in the 70s and 80s have indicated that you have 15 to 20 latte houses remains. You have close to 50 lusongs and a lot of artifacts that we hope to go in and study to know who our ancestors are, what did they do, what was the environment at that time."

If the Pagat village is selected, the Preservation Trust will be working with the military to develop an advocacy plan to save the site. It will also draw in national media attention in hopes to educate the nation about the village and what's could be done to preserve it.  Quinata says the site happens to be one of the few largest pre-contact settlements on island.

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