via Rappler.com, 07 May 2019: Archaeologists in the Philippines excavate a Neolithic site in Misamis Oriental, uncovering obsidian tools.
Archeologists from the University of the Philippines (UP) have unearthed ancient artifacts dating back to 3,000 BC in Alubijid, Misamis Oriental, a town 25 kilometers from this city.
Leee Anthony Neri from the UP Archaeological Studies Program said that they discovered the site in Calumat, Alubijid.
The archeological find sits on top of a hill overlooking the town proper and the national highway. The hill could be a natural fortress as it has a 360-degree view of the area. Adjacent to the site is a house and communication and water towers.
Several artifacts found at the site are said to be dating back to 3,000 BC. Among the artifacts are obsidian stones used as tools by Homo sapiens (modern man) living in the area.