Readers may be interested in this webinar by the National Museum of the Philippines on Mindanao Gold on 13 October 2022
HAVE YOU HEARD STORIES ABOUT THE ABUNDANCE OF GOLD IN ANCIENT BUTUAN AND SURIGAO?
Do you know that these are not folktales but are indeed true and evidence-based?
LET’S DIG MORE INTO THAT. In celebration of the Museums and Galleries Month (MGM) 2022, your #NationalMuseumPH in #Butuan is hosting a FREE WEBINAR entitled, “Bulawan: Archaeological and Historical Accounts of the Pre-Colonial Gold of Butuan and Surigao” on October 13, 2022, Thursday, 9am-12nn PH time, via Zoom and Facebook Live.
Gold, or “bulawan” in the local language, was abundant in the Eastern Northern #Mindanao region as evidenced by the golden artifacts recovered from the vicinities of Butuan and Surigao. Archaeologist Wilfredo P. Ronquillo said that “gold may have been one of the main reasons for the large proto-historic population here in Butuan. That it was available in fairly large quantities is shown by the recent gold finds. Present-day gold panners in Butuan are finding seemingly unlimited quantities of gold- both worked and unworked.
Various proofs of gold items displayed the glory of Butuan’s gold industry: the Agusan Image, the various items at Central Bank’s pre-Hispanic gold collections (which, together with the Surigao del Sur finds, comprise 70% of the Central Bank collections, according to Ramon Villegas, a top-notch jeweler, and historian), and those of private collectors.
Furthermore, according to historian and museum curator Florina Capistrano-Baker, the areas that yielded some of the most important gold finds in the country, whether through illegal treasure hunting or legal archaeological diggings, were #Agusan del Norte and #Surigao del Sur. Associated grave goods recovered from these sites included many 10th to 12th-century South China wares and some 13th to 14th-century Chinese blue-and-white wares.
And, more interesting information during the webinar. So, don’t miss joining us!
This three-hour webinar event is organized by the Office of the Director of Mindanao National Museums in partnership with the NMP Archaeology Division.
Zoom slots are limited. Pre-register through this link: https://bit.ly/bulawanNMP
Should you have queries about the activity, contact us at email@example.com or call/text us at 09190779854.