Joanne Eakin received a BA in Anthropology from the University of Maryland in 1978 and an MA in Anthropology with a concentration in Bioarcheology from the University of New Mexico in 1993. She has worked as an archeologist in the American Southwest and Micronesia, and was the staff archeologist for the CNMI Historic Preservation Office in 1996.
Eakin’s first encounter with Guam archeology was as an osteologist for the Manenggon Hills excavations in the interior of Guam in the early 1990s. She has since analyzed human skeletal remains from many archeological excavations on Guam, including sites in Tumon at Matapang, the Fiesta Resort ( the former Dai Ichi Hotel), Gun Beach, and Naton Beach- all located in Tumon, which is along the western coast Guam.
Guampedia Entry by Joanne Eakin
Ancient Chamorro Burial Practices