FILIPINO PREHISTORY: Rediscovering Precolonial Heritage By: F. Landa Jocano Problems concerning the study of Philippine Prehistory: 1.

Ignorance and misinformation of still so many Filipinos about Philippine prehistory and archaeology 2. Lack of professional archaeologists in the country 3. Negative portrayal of prehistory in books/insufficient discussion of prehistory in books 4. Persistent use of outdated hypothesis and theories regarding the peopling of the Philippines by historians and academicians 5. Mishandling and exploitation of rich archaeological sites 6. Lack of financial support from the government Sources of Data: 1. Mythology 2. Science (archeology, biology, geology) 3. Written documents/accounts of early travelers Archeological excavations in the Philippines 1. Alfred Marche: Marinduque and Visayas (1881) 2. Carl Guthe: Palawan, Bohol and North. Mind (1922-1925) 3. H.O Beyer: (1926 to outbreak of World War II) Part I. Questions and Challenges 1. External Intrusions (Muslim seafarers, Catholic Spaniards, Protestant Americans) 2. Theories of Racial Origin (The Negritos as the aborigines of the Phil.; H.O. Beyer’s ‘waves of migration’; The Malayan Origin; The Austronesians; The Maragtas Account) Part II. Prehistoric Setting 1. Geological Foundations 2. Climate 3. Flora 4. Fauna Part III. Reconstructing the Prehistoric Culture 1. Mythic Phase (fr. The beginning of time) 2. Formative Phase (ca. 50,000-500 BC) 3. Incipient Phase (ca 500 BC-1st AD)

4. Emergent Phase (ca 1st-14th century AD) 5. Baranganic Phase (14th-16th century AD) Part IV. Core Achievements of our Ancestors 1. Efficient technology 2. Predictive sciences 3. Writing 4. Arts and Religion 5. Big population 6. Foreign Trade 7. Megalithic structures 8. Government 9. Laws 10. Warfare Lit 101; Chay T. Tuñacao 06 July 2010 FILIPINO PREHISTORY: Rediscovering Precolonial Heritage By: F. Landa Jocano Problems concerning the study of Philippine Prehistory: 7. Ignorance and misinformation of still so many Filipinos about Philippine prehistory and archaeology 8. Lack of professional archaeologists in the country 9. Negative portrayal of prehistory in books/insufficient discussion of prehistory in books 10. Persistent use of outdated hypothesis and theories regarding the peopling of the Philippines by historians and academicians 11. Mishandling and exploitation of rich archaeological sites 12. Lack of financial support from the government Sources of Data: 4. Mythology 5. Science (archeology, biology, geology) 6. Written documents/accounts of early travelers Archeological excavations in the Philippines 4. Alfred Marche: Marinduque and Visayas (1881) 5. Carl Guthe: Palawan, Bohol and North. Mind (1922-1925) 6. H.O Beyer: (1926 to outbreak of World War II) Part I. Questions and Challenges 3. External Intrusions (Muslim seafarers, Catholic Spaniards, Protestant Americans)

H. Big population 16.. Writing 14. Chay T. Incipient Phase (ca 500 BC-1st AD) 9. Fauna Part III. Reconstructing the Prehistoric Culture 6. Megalithic structures 18. Laws 20. The Maragtas Account) Part II. Tuñacao 06 July 2010 .4. Beyer’s ‘waves of migration’.000-500 BC) 8. Prehistoric Setting 5. Foreign Trade 17. Flora 8. Efficient technology 12. Emergent Phase (ca 1st-14th century AD) 10. Baranganic Phase (14th-16th century AD) Part IV. Formative Phase (ca. Government 19. The beginning of time) 7. The Austronesians.O. Arts and Religion 15. 50. Warfare Lit 101. Mythic Phase (fr. Geological Foundations 6. Predictive sciences 13. The Malayan Origin. Core Achievements of our Ancestors 11. Theories of Racial Origin (The Negritos as the aborigines of the Phil. Climate 7.

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