PANADDAMMAN MVSEVM conducts lecture series

Chirbet A. Miguel
Time Posted: 2015-08-05 09:25:46

In keeping with one of the objectives of the Panaddamman Mvsevm, that is, to share newly discovered knowledge on the history of the Cagayanos as a people, it invited prominent researchers and lecturers from the National Museum, University of the Philippines Diliman and The National d Historie in Paris for its Museum Lecture Series on July 8, 2015.

Dr. Aniceto E. Udanga Jr., in his welcome message, emphasized that the Panaddamman Museum is a breathing museum that gives a glimpse of the lives of the Cagayanos in different seasons. The museum also mirrors traditional practices and artistic skills of the people in the Northern Philippines.

Dr. Eusebio Dizon, the Founding Director of the Archeological Studies Program of the University of the Philippines Diliman, shared about the Austronesian in the Philippines. Austronesian, according to Dr. Dizon, is a language family spoken by our present day population and includes other South East Asian languages.

The second speaker, Dr. Florent Detroit of the Department of Pre-History in the National d Historie in Paris, led a discussion on the Pre-history of Homo Sapiens in South East Asia. He remarked that the right metatarsal (MT3) discovered in Callao Caves, dating 67 thousand years ago, showed that it belongs to a Genus Homo. This then left a question that maybe the Callao Man is not a Homo Sapien. This, he said, will be answered in the future as they are still doing further research on the area.

The Archeology of Cagayan Valley and Discovery of the Callao Man was further highlighted in a talk delivered by Dr. Armand Salvador Mijares, a Filipino Archeologist from the Archeology Studies of UP Diliman. He narrated his major discoveries from his Callao excavations that started in 2003 and continued in 2007.

We found more in 2011 but we could not disclose yet what were discovered because they are under publication process, said the researcher.

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