Cultural Resource Reconnaissance Report for the Garapan Flood Control Study Area, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands,
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The project area consisted of a narrow corridor along the West Coast Highway, through the American Memorial Park, and a proposed outlet channel through Garapan, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. As a result of the literature search and visual inspection of the project area, a single archaeological site was discovered. The site consists of a scatter of pottery identified as Marianas Plainware, and midden material that includes the bi-valve Anadara. Based on the relative chronology of plain and redware the site may be found to date from the latte period of Marianas prehistory. It was not determined whether the site is an intact deposit of cultural material, or one that has been disturbed by subsequent natural or human modification. It is recommended that an intensive archaeological survey with subsurface testing of site number one be conducted prior to any construction activities to determine the sites eligibility for nomination to the National Register.
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