via Philippine Inquirer, 18 August 2018: Evidence for a pre-Hispanic settlement found in central-eastern Philippines, dating 1,500 years.
Shards of burial jars found in an ancient graveyard in this town are about 1,500 years old, according to a team of archaeologists.
Source: 1,500-yr-old artifacts found in CamSur | Inquirer News
Malay Mail, 19 April 2017: Human remains have been found during construction at Guar Kepah in Penang, a known shell midden site that has been investigated previously. The construction in question is actually the gallery site that was to display information from previous excavations! The team from USM is now studying the bones.
Source: Prehistoric human skeleton found at Penang neolithic site | Malaysia | Malay Mail Online
See also: 5,000-year-old skeleton discovered at Guar Kepah construction site (New Straits Times/Yahoo, 19 April 2017)
Archaeologists in the Philippines make a chance discovery of a shell midden when visiting an old church. With the cooperation of the authorities they were able to document the site and suggest future directions for the construction to minimise impact to the site. The site contains human bones, which may indicate some sort of pre-Hispanic burial site.
Pre-Hispanic burial ground unearthed in CamSur town
Philippine Inquirer, 31 July 2016
A team of archaeologists and graduate students from different universities in the United States accidentally found a pre-Hispanic burial ground amid an ongoing construction work of a multipurpose building in a former cemetery here on Monday.
The team, led by archaeologist Dr. Stephen Acabado, was surveying an old church in the village of Santo Domingo in the town along the Bicol River when they stumbled on the burial ground.
“We (archaeological team) were visiting the Camaligan church when I asked my group to see first the (Bicol River). Passing by the old cemetery, I saw there’s construction going on and diggings. When I entered the construction site I immediately saw the shell midden. Wow!” Acabado said.
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An archaeological gallery will be set up for the Guar Kepah site in Penang, a Neolithic shell midden site. It appears that the shell middens were also used as burial mounds.
Guar Kepah excavation, The Sun 20120227
New gallery to showcase 6,000-year-old culture
The Sun, 27 February 2012