The 2020 Re-Excavation of Callao Cave, Northeastern Luzon, the Philippines | Ang Muling Pagsusuring Archaeological sa Callao Cave, Hilagang-Silangang Luzon, Pilipinas sa 2020


  • Kathleen D. Tantuico University of the Philippines (College of Law and Archaeological Studies Program)



field archaeology, excavation, research, Callao Cave, Philippines, Arkeoloji, pagsusuri, pananaliksik, Yungib ng Callao, Pilipinas, Cagayan


This article provides a first-person perspective on the experiences of the archaeologists who re-excavated Callao Cave in Cagayan Province, Northeastern Luzon, Philippines. It describes the environment, everyday routine and methodology of the 45-day excavation. It does not provide an enumeration of artefacts and other archaeological findings, but rather describes how artefacts were obtained and how data was recorded during the excavation. Callao Cave is the archaeological site where the remains of the recently identified Hominin species Homo luzonensis were obtained during previous excavations in 2015, 2011, 2009 and 2003.

Ibinabahagi ng kasulatang ito ang mga karanasan ng mga archaeologist na muling sumuri gamit ang archaeological excavation sa Yungib ng Callao, sa Lalawigan ng Cagayan, Hilagang-Silangang Luzon, Pilipinas. Gamit ang pananaw ng manunulat, inilalarawan ang kapaligiran, pang araw-araw na kaganapan at ang pamamaraang archaeological sa pagsusuri ng Yungib ng Callao sa loob ng 45 na araw. Sa Yungib ng Callao natagpuan ang mga buto ng Homo luzonensis, ang bagong natuklasang Hominin species noong mga unang archaeological excavation noong 2015, 2011, 2009 at 2003.

Author Biography

Kathleen D. Tantuico, University of the Philippines (College of Law and Archaeological Studies Program)

Juris Doctor '2019 - University of the Philippines

Diploma in Archaeology '2012- University of the Philippines 

AB Social Sciences '2010 - Ateneo de Manila University





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