Mission Philippines

Mission archéologique aux Philippines

La mission archéologique aux Philippines, portée par Thomas Ingicco, est le fruit d’une collaboration depuis 2014 avec le National Museum of the Philippines. Elle se focalise sur la fouille et l’analyse du site de Kalinga (vallée de Cagayan, île de Luzon) qui représente à ce jour le plus ancien peuplement humain de l’archipel et un des plus anciens peuplements humain au-delà de la ligne de Wallace.

Ce site a livré, parmi d’autres animaux, les restes d’un rhinocéros sub-comblet – espèce aujourd’hui éteinte aux Philippines – dont les marques retrouvées à la surface des ossements témoignent de sa découpe par la main de l’homme il y a 709 000 ans.

 

Mukha: Paghukay sa Nakaraan (July 4, 2018)

A team of archeologist and researchers, together with some locals, have been digging at Sitio Greenhills in Barangay San Pedro for four years now, searching for more bones and stone tools. They hope to find the remains of the ancient humans who butchered the rhinoceros. With this goal in mind, they have to endure exhaustion and withstand the unpredictable weather.In charge of cultural heritage management, archeologist Mylene Lising sees the importance of community involvement in the work they do. Through time, they have developed amicable relationship with the locals. They also conduct seminars and exhibitions to raise their awareness about the significance of the study not only to their province, but also to the rest of humankind.By uncovering remnants of the past, they hope that future generations can make more sense of the present.Catch this story this Wednesday at 6:30 PM on Mukha, and this Friday at 2 PM on DZMM TeleRadyo. #MukhaTV

Publiée par Mukha sur Lundi 2 juillet 2018