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Antoine-Alfred Marche

Greetings and Hfa Adai,
My name is
Norbert Perez and I am the founder and president of the Bring Our Ancestors Home Foundation, a Hawaii-based, non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and facilitating the repatriation of our Ancient Chamori remains and sacred artifacts.

I am issuing a worldwide web call out to secure valuable information on the French Explorer, Antoine-Alfred Marche.

The source.....

Marche, Antoine-Alfred.  The Mariana Islands.  [1889].  Translated by
Sylvia E. Cheng.  Edited by Robert D. Craig.  Mangilao:  Micronesian Area
Research Center:  University of Guam, 1982.

Skeleton Collecting
Skeletons in cave  in layers more than a meter deep - all useless - not
buried also in holes and crevices in the mountains - he found good skulls
and in one small cave he found buried skeletons in sufficient condition to
permit further studies of this race."
page 13

Found three complete skulls, some femurs, and two barbed spear heads of
human bone on the slopes of Marpi in a cave

In Inagan Point caves he found wood from what might have been a plain
coffin.  He found 8 skulls in a single line.

He got 10 skulls that day and a bad attack of fever.  [LJC - ooh oooha
the taotaomo'na strike back] All together he took 35 skulls of ancient inhabitants and Carolinians from Saipan plus some ethnographic objects,
600 insects, reptiles, fish and 70 species of plants with seeds, flowers,
and fruit.
page 15

more on skulls
page 22
and page 30

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