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Yeshua Ranjo Social Science 1 2016 – 00765 Sir Jun Estacio My Trip to the National Museum 1. Filipino archaeologists gathered data by using ethnoarchaeology . Ethnoarchaeology is a branch of archaeology that mainly tackles the gathering and studying the ethnographic data on human remains. They use ethnoarchaeological methods like excavation, museology, 3D style of excavation, and the like. Fossils, bio-cultural remains, artifacts, ecofacts, etc. are the focuses of Filipino archaeologists/anthropologists. However, excavation is the most used method that they used. Excavation is the process of removing land by bulldozers are manual digging carefully from an area in order to find remains or artifacts under the deep rock. The head of the Anthropology Division of the National Museum of the Philippines, Robert Fox, led an archaeological research project in Lipuun Point where he excavated remains from caves and rock-shelters. It is there where he and his team found the remains of the famous fossil of “Tabon Man”. He found many parts of the body such as the jaw bones, skullcap, teeth and many other bones. Numerous artifacts were discovered in the same place as the Tabon Man artifacts were found. Today, it can be seen displayed in the National Museum of the Philippines. One of these artifacts is the ’Manunggul Jar’ which is considered as one of the National Treasures of the Philippines. It was found in the the Manunggul Cave of Lipuun Point.

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