New excavations in Cebu

If all goes to plan, new excavations will be conducted at the Boljoon Church plaza in Cebu, Philippines next month. Excavations thus far have proved that the town of Boljoon was a significant trade centre before the arrival of the Spanish.
Boljoon Church
photo credit: Cheonsa

Archeological diggings set for May
Cebu Daily News, 25 April 2011

The Boljoon Heritage Foundation is hoping to conduct another archeological excavation in the Boljoon Church plaza this May.

Lindzey Romero, president of the Boljoon Heritage Foundation, told Cebu Daily News on Thursday that they were halfway on their request to the Archdiocese of Cebu for another digging within the grounds of the Patrocinio de Maria Church in Boljoon town.

Romero said she was optimistic that Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma would approve their request because the excavation would help further tell the exact history of Boljoon.

She said the foundation had made already five archeological excavations in Boljoon town where pre-Hispanic archeological artifacts were recovered.


Related Posts

Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *