When you observe the shells deeper into the diggings, they tend to be bigger and growing smaller going up the diggings.
It indicates the exploitation of this food resource which means the people then would not wait for the shells to grow bigger to harvest and consume them,” Acabado said.
What could a 14 yr old have that you couldn't find in someone your own age??
“Both sides of the bank of the Bicol River in the area have been reported to have shell midden deposits,” he said.
The project also sought to know the Bicol identity and its roots before the Spanish conquest.
Older guys think 13 & 14, & 15 year olds are easy targets.
If her parents are allowing it they're either dimwitted, or don't care about her, or are unfit parents. You're stupid at that age & prone to do stupid things, & that law protects you from older people that'll take advantage of your stupidity. But I know of another relationship that bothers me also. sad part is, her parents are happy about it and has let the 24 year old move in and even sleep in the same bed.
At least 15 human remains have also been collected, which would be subjected to isotope analysis to determine diet and nutrition.
Acabado said the isotope analysis would provide the team information whether the remains belonged to locals or migrants.
“Our knowledge of the history and culture of the pre-Hispanic people in our country were all based on the writings of the Spanish chroniclers, like the etymology of one place.
But we don’t have knowledge of precontact population,” Acabado said.
He stressed the need to gather direct evidence of the population before the Spaniards arrived in the islands that would later be called the Philippines.
WORK AREA Archaeology students from the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of the Philippines work on a dig site in Camaligan, Camarines Sur.
“So, we can assume that the burials predated contact with Chinese, South Asian, Arabic and Southeast Asian traders.” He and fellow archaeologist, Dr. Under the Bicol Archeological Project, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Caceres and Camarines Sur local government units (LGUs), the archaeological expedition in Camaligan is one of a series of activities that the team will undertake in Bicol to gather evidence of early life and culture of Bicolanos.