4000 years of migration and cultural exchange : the archaeology of the Batanes Islands, Northern Philippines / Peter Bellwood and Eusebio Dizon (eds).Material type: TextSeries: Terra Australis ; 40.Publisher: Canberra, ACT : ANU E Press, Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 254 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)Content type:
- online resource
- Four thousand years of migration and cultural exchange
- Prehistoric peoples -- Philippines -- Batan Islands
- Batan Islands (Philippines) -- Antiquities
- Excavations (Archaeology) -- Philippines -- Batan Islands
- Fouilles (Archéologie) -- Philippines -- Batanes
- Environmental archaeology
- SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology
- Excavations (Archaeology)
- Prehistoric peoples
- Philippines -- Batan Islands
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The Batanes Islands, Their First Observers, and Previous Archaeology / Peter Bellwood and Eusebio Dizon -- Archaeological Excavations on Itbayat and Siayan Islands / Peter Bellwood, Eusebio Dizon and Armand Mijares -- Archaeological Excavations on Batan Island / Peter Bellwood, Atholl Anderson and Eusebio Dizon -- Archaeological Investigations at Savidug, Sabtang Island / Peter Bellwood and Eusebio Dizon -- The Chronology of Batanes Prehistory / Peter Bellwood and Eusebio Dizon -- The Batanes Pottery Sequence, 2500 BC to Recent / Peter Bellwood, Eusebio Dizon and Alexandra De Leon -- The Spinning Tools from Sunget, Anaro and Savidug / Judith Cameron -- Other Portable Artefacts from the Batanes Sites / Peter Bellwood and Eusebio Dizon -- The Batanes Nephrite Artefacts / Hsiao-chun Hung and Yoshiyuki Iizuka -- The Terrestrial Vertebrate Remains / Philip J. Piper, Noel Amano Jr., Shawna Hsiu-Ying Yang and Terry O'Connor -- Ichthyoarchaeological Investigation of Neolithic to Recent Fishing Practices in the Batanes Islands / Fredeliza Campos -- Shell Midden from the Batanes Excavations / Katherine Szabó, Shawna Hsiu-Ying Yang, Timothy Vitales and Brent Koppel -- The Batanes Islands and the Prehistory of Island Southeast Asia / Peter Bellwood and Eusebio Dizon -- Appendix: Archaeobotanical and Palaeoenvironmental Observations / Janelle Stevenson and Peter Bellwood -- References.
"The project reported on in this monograph has been concerned with the archaeology of the Batanes Islands, an archipelago that must have been settled quite early in the process of Austronesian dispersal from Taiwan southwards into the Philippines. A multi-phase archaeological sequence covering the past 4000 years for the islands of Itbayat, Batan, Sabtang and Siayan is presented, extending from the Neolithic to the final phase of Batanes prehistory, just prior to the late 17th century arrivals of foreign navigators such as Jirobei (Japan) and William Dampier (England), followed by the first Spanish missionaries. So far, no traces of preceramic settlement have been found in Batanes, but the archaeological sequence there from the Neolithic onwards, like that in the Cagayan Valley in northern Luzon, is now one of the best-established in the Philippines"--Publisher's website
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