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Philippines Pre-Colonial Period (23,000 BC - 1519 AD)

The oldest human fossil remains are found in Palawan, on the western fringe of the archipelago. These remains are about 30,000 years old, suggesting that the first human migrations to the islands took palce during the last Ice Age, when land bridiges connected the archipelago to mainland Asia and Borneo.

The islands were eventually inhabited by different groups that developed domestic trade linkages. The archaelogical evidence shows a rich pre- colonial culture that included skills in weaving, ship-building, mining and goldsmithing. Contact with Asian neighbors date back to at least 500 B.C. Trade linkages existed with the powerful Hindu empires in Java and Sumatra (present day Indonesia). These linkages were venues for exchanges with Indian culture, including the adoption of syllabic scripts which are still used by indigenous groups in Palawan and Mindoro. Trade ties with China were extensive by the 10th centuray A.D. while contact with Arab traders reached its peak about the 12th century. By the time the Spaniards arrived, Islam was well established in Mindanao and had started to influence groups as far north as Luzon.

Many existing health beliefs and practices in the Philippines are rooted back in the pre-colonial period. This includes magico-religious elements, such as beliefs in spirits and sorcery as causes of illness, as well as empirical aspects such as the use of medicinal plants. Archaelogical sites in the Philippines have yielded skeletal remains showing intricate ornamental dental work and the use of trephination (boring a hole into the skull as a magical healing ritual).

Today's traditional medicinal practitioners can trace their origins back to the pre-colonial period - the psychic surgeons, with their flair for drama, parallel the pre-hispanic religious practicioners (babaylanand catalonan) who also played roles as healers.

Source : 
www.tribo.org/history/history3…
pinoy-culture.com/the-philippi…;
www.filipiknow.net/life-in-pre…
www.icis.kansai-u.ac.jp/data/j…


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coolalexia Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Waaaah!  It's okay Isabella!
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
many thanks Coolalexia ^^
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Misaikoneho Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gah! Isabella stop breaking my heart everytime you mention that you wanted to see the Precolonial Philippines ;_; God, for some reason I'm like Isabella when I was still in 7th Grade xD searching for information about the true history of the Philippines(and keep cursing at my AP books that they are useless xD). Wait, there's a Precolonial studies?! Even though I wanted to be a fine artist or a psychologist, this is what I need!
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
....can I use your comment for Isabella's reaction?

I can imagine Isabella frustrated face when she tries to look up for precolonial history in her books and found none XDDD

what does AP stands for though, I'm curious ^^
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Misaikoneho Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure! You can use it, don't be shy//shot (God, I sound like a creep)
Yes! I feel the same way too ,Isabella xD historical books these days are hard to find, especiallyabout the Prehistorical Philippines xD I can't stop cursing at my books that they don't even put the kingdoms of the Philippines and their relationship from the other nations.
Ah, AP stands for Araling Panlipunan x3 that is the subject for... history that is. Though in elementary it is called Hekasi, though I don't know if some other schools call it.
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Selestina143 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Would there be feels in next chapter? Awww Isabella don't worry in right time (sa tamang panahon) xD
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
let's just wait & see ^^ I have updated today for the next page : dinosaurusgede.deviantart.com/…
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SpiderNinja24 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Uh hear comes the feels.
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
many thanks SpiderNinja24 ^^
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SpiderNinja24 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome.
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mengky335 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no no no nope nope nope I don't want to see Isabella cries in the next page QAQ
The Ganteng Ankar, please give her a warm hug, cover her sad face with your manly body.
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha, many thanks Ghina ^^
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misschocoholic Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Poor Isabella... But in a way, it made her later discoveries more precious. Yes, magic makes things easier (or complicated). But to find out for yourself, with Muggle means, have its own merits/satisfaction. All hope is not lost thhough. Other pinoy Naga maybe able to show her their memories.
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
asdfghjkl Cya, that's spoilers stuff you got there QwQ you are too genre savvy for your own good.

Many thanks for the comment tho ^^
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misschocoholic Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Seenggaknya saya bukan dangerously   Genre savvy
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SakuraPrincess15 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student Writer
I don't why but i feel like they are so good together...Feeling like i want to be like lovers so something.. 
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha, many thanks SakutaPrincess15, I'm happy you feel this way ^^
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SakuraPrincess15 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student Writer
Yes...I can't get it off...I like to pair them up but it your story...so i leave up to you
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's ok, feel free to pair them up ^^
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