Archeology is the study of ancient history through material remains. Archeologists use excavation followed by analysis to understand past human societies and how they changed over time.
The National Park of American Samoa conducts archeological research within the park boundaries. This work is carried out in conjunction with local communities, who donate time as well as valuable knowledge of local history.
There are numerous archeological sites found within the national park boundaries.
Did You Know?
American Samoa, the only U.S. territory south of the Equator, consists of 10 rugged, highly eroded volcanic islands (five inhabited) and two coral atolls (one inhabited). The land area of the territory is 76 square miles.