Pava'ia'i is a village in the Western District of Tutuila Island in American Samoa. It borders Mapasagafou and Faleniu to the north, 'Ili'ili to the east, Futiga to the south, and Malaeloa to the west.[1]

Government employees digging an area in Pavaiai village uncovered the remains of an ancient village 6.4 feet (2 m) below the surface in 2005. The senior archeologist for the American Samoa Power Authority, David Addison, told reporters that the artifacts are estimated to be between 1500 and 2000 year-old.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau (2000). Census of population and housing (2000): American Samoa Summary Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics. DIANE Publishing. Page: F-4. ISBN 9781428985490.
  2. ^ http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/159428/artefacts-from-american-samoa-excavation-provide-snapshot-of-ancient-polynesia

Coordinates: 14°20′10″S 170°45′07″W / 14.336°S 170.752°W / -14.336; -170.752