The First Season of Excavations at A’asu, Tutuila, American Samoa

Introduction | Material Analysis | Geochronology of A'asu | Conclusion | Photos | Credits

The project could not have been carried out without the support of many people. Preparation of the manuscript was greatly aided by Sandy Loiseau-Vonruff, who provided all the French language translations, and also typed and edited many of the project documents. In American Samoa, the chiefs and people of A’asu village were tremendously supportive of the project, especially Paramount Chief Lualemaga. We also thankfully acknowledge the chiefs and people of Fagasa, especially the late High Talking Chief Tua, who were very supportive of the project. He also thanks John Enright and the staff of the American Samoa Office of Historic Preservation for assisting with the planning and execution of the project. Finally, Special thanks are due to the families of Senator Lualemaga E. Faoa, Vao Laurenson, David Herdrich, and Julie Taomia for their friendship support, and expertise before, during, and since the project. This report was commissioned by the American Samoa Historic Preservation Office, and sponsored in part by the Samoa Arts Cooperative and the Research Management Office at Texas A&M Galveston. Soifua.

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Technical illustrations by Kimberly Hill
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