via Vera Files, 16 May 2021: The National Museum of the Philippines is holding an exhibition on its ceramic heritage, and you can visit the exhibition online. Don’t forget to check out the full list of virtual sites and museums on the Virtual Archaeology page
From the humble clay moulded into earthenware pottery, the clay pot tells the story of our people and our culture long before the existence of written records.
In an online exhibition entitled Palayok: The Ceramic Heritage of the Philippines at the National Museum of the Philippines (http://pamana.ph/ncr/manila/NMA360.html), ceramics tell stories of daily life, celebrations, and trade with other island nations.
Ceramic artifacts are the most common type of cultural material found in archaeological sites around the world. In the Philippines, ceramics (whole vessels or its broken fragments) provide evidence of our prehistoric past such as “population movements, maritime interactions, social identities, ritual practices, and spirituality.”