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Ref ID: 37049
Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: Dizon, Eusebio
Title: The Prehistory of the Philippines
Date: 2022
Source: The Oxford Handbook of Early Southeast Asia
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199355358.013.13
Abstract: This chapter is an overview of the Philippine prehistory and archaeology. It provides the different chronology and periodization in the reconstruction of Philippine prehistory from the very beginning of the archaeological awareness in the Philippine archipelago, and until the most recent one. New archaeological data found in the Philippines are included in this chapter and the significance of these archaeological finds in the role of the Philippine archipelago to the archaeological setting of Island Southeast Asian prehistory. A better understanding of the terms “Palaeolithic”, “Neolithic”, “Metal Age”, and the “Age of Contact”in the Philippine archipelago has now becomes clear. There are more examples of archaeological sites representing these various periods in the Philippines.The connection of the Philippine archipelago with the rest of both Mainland and Island Southeast Asia is now demonstrated with the artifacts and archaeological features that were made available in the past two decades.
Editors: Higham, C. F. W.
Kim, Nam C.
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