Neolithic Artifacts of the Batanes Islands
For this week’s Trowel Tuesday, The National Museum of the Philippines is featuring the Neolithic artifacts of the Batanes Islands.
The Neolithic Period in Southeast Asia is described as a transition from hunter-gatherer population to village farmers.
In the Philippines, the Neolithic Period is estimated to be about 4500 to 2500 years ago. Archaeological evidence for Neolithic culture found in the Batanes Islands included artifact remains of polished adze technology and the red slipped wares (earthenware pottery) with circle stamps and cord-impressed marks, providing information on the earliest settlement established at about 4000 years ago.
The Neolithic Artifacts
- circle-stamped decorated pottery
- polished stone adze
- stone hoe
- nephrite lingling-o
- side-notchedstone sinker
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