Jocelyn B. Gerra's An Ethnoarchaeological Study of the Blacksmithing Technology PDF

By Jocelyn B. Gerra

ISBN-10: 3653024986

ISBN-13: 9783653024982

The island of Cebu, positioned in critical Philippines, seemed in Western files essentially as a result of occasions in global historical past. First, while Ferdinand Magellan's fleet lower back to Seville in 1522 after circumnavigating the area. Cebu arose for the second one time in heritage as a result discovery of the go back course during the Pacific forty four years after Magellan. except those occasions in maritime heritage, Cebu performed an important position in interisland buying and selling throughout the pre-Hispanic interval. The Spanish chroniclers observed a truly shiny heart of exchange. the products traded by means of the chinese language comprise porcelain, gold, slaves and nutrition offers. it may be inferred that via chinese language investors the neighborhood pandays (blacksmiths) acquired carry of iron that they used for other kinds of instruments. within the archaeological websites exposed within the old district of Cebu, a lot fabric has been stumbled on that wishes extra research and interpretation. This booklet investigates, as an instance, came upon items of a blacksmith's store.

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Of the three major group of islands Visayas is the smallest of the three in terms of land area. The Visayas group of islands is geographically situated in Central Philippines and comprise the islands of Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Masbate, Negros, Panay, Samar. 1 The Geology The Visayan group of islands sits on the Visayan Basin. It is one of the largest basins in a tectonically active archipelago. S. 21 The uplifting and tilting of Cebu as a result of geological activity over time has resulted to a differentiated topography of the island.

Porth et. al. C. Momongan. 2 The People In 1521, a small fleet arrive at the coast of Cebu headed by Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese sailor who offered his services to the King of Spain, King Phillip II. This is where the Philippines got its name given by Magellan in honour of the king of Spain. His was welcomed to the shorts of Cebu by Humabon, the local chief of the barangay or community in what is today Cebu City. It must have been a warm welcome because Magellan was even allowed to plant the first Cross ever to stand on this side of the Pacific, sowing the seeds of Christianity and marked the start of Spanish colonization in the Philippines which was to last for 400 years.

This precaution is made due to the high population density in this area where houses are closely constructed to each other. This is typical for Basak because over the years being located along the South Expressway of Cebu, the population grown into a proportion that there is a great demand for housing for particularly the migrant workers of Cebu City. Due to this “boom”, landowners in Basak and surrounding areas rented their land to houseowners, build apartments, and/or constructed new houses to have the possibility renting out rooms or beds.

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