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Later prehistory of the Philippines: colonial images and archaeology

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Author(s): Elisabeth A. Bacus

Journal: Archaeology International
ISSN 1463-1725

Volume: 2;
Start page: 54;
Date: 1998;
Original page

Keywords: Philippines | Colonialism | Spain | America | Island of Negros

ABSTRACT
The colonial experience of the Philippine Islands as a Spanish and, more recently, an American dependency, has shaped Western peceptions of the people and history of the archipelago. Little has been known about the islands' precolonial past, but archaeologists are now beginning to investigate it, as in the project on the island of Negros described here.
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