The right to know
Reused and recycled. Archeometallurgical study of historical nails found in Guam, Mariana Islands, Western Pacific
Rebeca Salgado-Pizarro, Sara Camacho, Sandra Montón-Subías, Natalia Moragas, Ana Inés Fernández
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Volume 47.
This article presents the results of the archaeometallurgical analyses (chemical, compositional, and mechanical) conducted on historic iron nails from the Marianas archipelago, in the western Pacific. The nails were recovered at the archaeological excavations of San Dionisio’s church and cemetery (Humåtak, Guam).
Margins are central: identity and indigenous resistance to colonial globalization in Guåhån
Sandra Montón-Subías & Boyd Dixon. 2021
World Archaeology, 53:3, 419-434.
In this article, we will focus on CHamoru cultural resilience at lånchos (rural properties outside cities and villages), at reducciones (villages or towns where CHamorus were forcibly nucleated in the seventeenth century), and at the current use of colonial ‘ruins’ to promote indigenous cultural enhancement and community wellbeing.
Foodways, Missionaries, and Culinary Accommodation in the Manislan Mariånas (1668–74)
Verónica Peña Filiu. 2022
In: Journal of Jesuit Studies, 9(2), 263-280.
This article explores the strategies that the Jesuit missionaries followed to adjust their foodways to the social and physical environment of the Manislan Mariånas and pays attention to the process whereby local foods were adopted. In that sense, it argues that culinary accommodation—or “gastronomic accommodation” as defined by Cristina Osswald—was both a common practice to overcome the lack of Iberian resources and a political strategy to ease tensions and forge alliances with the indigenous population.
November 8, 2022
Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya (Pg. Santa Madrona 39), 17h to 20h. Barcelona
(Re)Trobades. Una visió arqueològica a la primera circumnavegació mundial (1519-1522).
On November 8 will take place the seminar: (Re)Trobades. Una visió arqueològica a la primera circumnavegació mundial (1519-1522). Professors Sandra Montón (UPF) and Natalia Moragas (UB) will participate with the paper: “El 6 de marzo, que era miércoles”: Guam i la cultura CHamoru abans i després de Magallanes. The seminar will be held at the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya (Pg. Santa Madrona 39) from 17h to 20h.
October 5 to 7, 2022
Pompeu Fabra University, Mercè Rodoreda Auditorium, Campus Ciutadella – UPF Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27, Barcelona.
“Crises and Gender Inequalities from the Present to the Past”
The interdisciplinary workshop “Crises and Gender Inequalities from the Present to the Past” will be held from October 5 to 7 within the framework of Planetary Wellbeing. Enrique Moral de Eusebio and Sandra Montón will participate with the presentation “Colonial crisis and patriarchal turn: The ‘new normality’ of Chamoru societies in the Mariana Islands in early modernity” on October 6 during Panel 3 at 17h.
"Biba Chamoru" exhibition. The Antropological Museum recovers the history and culture of the Manislan Mariånas
November 17, 2021 (Agencia EFE)
Biba Chamoru. Culture and Identity in Manislan Mariånas
November 18, 20121 (Acción Cultural Española)
An archaeological project studies the Spanish colonial trace in Guåhån
November 20, 2019 (La Vanguardia)