Through archaeological records and extensive researches, Historians believed that during the Pleistocene Epoch, the first settlers of the Philippines .
The first settlers of the Philippines came from the present-day islands of the Malay Archipelago when sea levels were lower, creating land bridges to the Southeast Asian mainland.
These Paleolithic Hunters
May have followed herds of wild animals across these land bridges to the Phil. Islands.
Some of these early migration were made by the ancestors of the present-day people of the Aeta and Agta tribes.
Some western historians assume that the aborigines of the philipines were the Autralo-melanesian people who are distinctively small with dark skin and curly brown hair. They were the ancestors of the people know today as Negritos or Aetas .
The Mainland Origin Hypothesis by Peter Bellwood of the Australian National University and K.C. Chang of Harvard University maintains that the early inhabitants originated from South China and Taiwan.
The other hypothesis, the Island Origin Hypothesis, believes that the prehistoric people originated and dispersed from an island in Southeast Asia.
Historians presuppose that between 300 and 200 B.C. , inhabitants of Malay-Polynesians descent settled in the Philippine archipelago.There were 30-100 families in a society know as barangay.
Tool assemblages,clothing,pottery,jewelry and the like are technological artifacts. These man-made objects illustrate the ability of man to respond to the condition to the environment.
Skills were handed down from generation of generation.
Culture may be associated with manufactured materials, for these are products of human behavior. Certainly, the structuring of the early Filipino society has been achieved in response to the needs of prehistoric Philippine communities.
Old Stone Age or Paleolithic Period (50,000-10,000 B.C.)
Is the era of crudge... [continues]
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