Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Paths of Origins: The Austronesian Heritage in the collections of The National Museum of the Philippines

Title: Paths of Origins: The Austronesian Heritage in the collections of The National Museum of the Philippines
Author: Purissina Benitez-Johannot
Synopsis: What connects a farmer tending his terraced pondfields in the Cordillera Mountains of northern Luzon in the Philippines to a fisherman off the coast of Sabah in Malaysia? While the term guwan refers to digging a hole or opening on the ground in the language of the former, a similar word, sagwan, means paddling in water in the language of the other. What happened in the interim? Although historical linguistics has given us the big picture, systematic archeology is gradually filling the gaps. Whatever the approach, the findings of both science are urging us to enrich our understanding of some of the art and artifacts of this region. Many groups share not only vocabularies and tools but also notions about the world and the manner in which their material culture functioned within it. Essays and catalog descriptions in this publication take steps toward understanding these concepts.
Year Published: -
ISBN: 978-971-94292-0-3
Format: Softbound, Glossypaper
Size: 11 x 9.25
No. of Pages: 281 pages
Condition: Used
Weight: -

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