Unearthing the History of Brgy. Pinagbayanan: An Exhibit on the Excavation of Structure B, Brgy. Pinagbayanan, San Juan, Batangas

Posted: August 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

The University of the Philippines-Archaeological Studies Program Batch 2010-2011 recently conducted the program’s annual field school in the town of Pinagbayanan, San Juan, Batangas. Supervised by Dr. Grace Barretto—Tesoro, the team excavated the foundations of a Spanish-era stone house where ceramic sherds, metal fragments, glass shards, among others, were collected and accessioned.
The excavation is part of a continuing project in the San Juan, Batangas, with the general objective of understanding and contributing to the town’s history.

Southwest top view of the site at Barangay Pinagbayanan, San Juan,Batangas

To share with the UP community the results of the excavation, the UP-ASP Field School team will be hosting a week-long exhibit at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City from 05 to 09 September 2011 at the 1st floor of the Palma Hall Lobby.
The formal exhibit opening will be on 06 September, 2011 at 4PM.
Entrance is free.
A series of informal talks will be delivered in connection with the exhibit. The talks will be at ASP lecture room, Palma Hall Basement, UPD, Quezon City on the following Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.:
August 31 – Structure B’s Construction Technology: How Structure B was built
September 07 – Vessels of Settlers (Earthenware, Porcelain, and Glass artefacts)
September 14 – Organic Artefacts (Bones and Shells)
Write -up by: Harpy Valerio
Photo by: Coli Cardeño

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