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The Archaeological Excavation of Ayub Cave

 

The archaeological excavation of Ayub Cave in Maitum, Sarangani, resulted in the discovery of anthromorphic burial jars that are remarkably unique. Since virtually nothing of the site's history is known, the records kept by the archaeologists during the excavation are vital to the reconstruction of the social history of the people who left behind this remarkable pottery. That theirs was a society which gave particular artistic importance to its burial rituals is obvious. Though few grave offerings were found - a few bracelets of glass and shell, and a number of beads and iron implements - the burial jars themselves appear to be the monumental remembrances of both the mourners and the mourned, and most especially, of the superb potters who created the burial jars.

 
 

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