Location: Guam      Length: 26 min.

Separated by 1500 miles from the nearest large land mass, Guam saw the first human migrants 3500 or more years ago.  These colonists participated in the longest over-water migration in human history up to that point and became the native Chamorros of Guam and its sister islands.  Their cultural identity lives on despite centuries of colonialism, devastation in war and the influences of the modern global economy.  After bridge construction reveals human burials in an ancient village site, the ALI film team explores the native culture and its people.

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Produced in 2014 by Archaeological Legacy Institute and Spiral Pictures

Copyright 2014 by Archaeological Legacy Institute and Spiral Pictures

First Settlement of Remote Oceania: Earliest Sites in the Mariana Islands, by Mike T. Carson (Ebookee)

From Conquest to Colonization: Spain in the Marianas 1690-1740 (Micronesian Seminar,Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia)

Guam Historic Resources Division

Guam History and Culture (Guam-Online.com)


Guam Preservation Trust

Guam Visitors Bureau