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Fundamentals of Materials: Ceramics in Philippine Archaeology With Prof. Cyril Calugay

Fundamentals of Materials: Ceramics in Philippine Archaeology

With Prof Cyril Calugay
July 28, 2012, Saturday
Fee: Php120.00
Contact Person: Ms Fanny San Pedro
Contact Details: 6359545/6312417/

Pottery and ceramics are commonly excavated at archaeological sites in the Philippines. These are studied as a means to provide information and insights into the past. Though information regarding the Neolithic and the Spanish period in the Philippines has been accessed through these items, questions like “How are ceramics made?” and “How do archaeologists study ceramics?” still arise. The Lopez Memorial Museum has invited Prof Cyril Calugay to give a talk on ceramics to answers these and other questions. Ceramics in Philippine Archaeology is on July 28, Saturday, 1-4pm with Php120.00 as fee.

Prof Cyril Calugay, a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and senior lecturer of the Archaeological Studies Program of UP Diliman, will give a general introduction to ceramics and ceramics studies in the Philippines. His talk will focus on ceramic materials and properties, and pottery technology; ceramics analysis which include typology and chronology, stylistic studies, measurement and technological studies; and ceramics from the Neolithic to Spanish period in the Philippines.

This talk is part of the Lopez Museum’s series of talks that serve as beginnings for materials studies. Materials deteriorate and are damaged. With a better understanding of the materials that embody aspects of our history, improved means of caring for this tangible cultural heritage can be established. The Lopez Museum is at the ground floor. Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Monday-Saturday, 8am-5pm, except holidays. For more information, pls call 6312417 or email