Cebu dig yields iron age finds

Artifacts from Philippines’ iron age have been unearthed from an excavation in Cebu.

San Remigio dig yields Philippine Iron Age artifacts
Philippine Inquirer, 24 June 2011

Archeological artifacts dating back to more than 2,000 years ago were unearthed in San Remigio this month.

Jose Eleazar Bersales, co-director of the University of San Carlos and University of Guam Joint Archaeological Fieldwork in San Remigio, said that the artifacts would be sent to the United States for radio carbon dating to determine the “absolute date” of the materials.

“The samples from San Remigio would be the first to undergo radio carbon dating in the Philippines,” Bersales told Cebu Daily News over the phone.

Bersales said that they had unearthed around 4,000 specimens from their archeological dig in San Remigio, composed of 27 multinational archeologists.

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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.

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