The Gold Chain from Boljoon

On March 25, 2009, one of the most important finds in Philippine archaeology was made in Boljoon, Cebu, when a 1.1-meter necklace was uncovered from one of the burials that were excavated there. The necklace, worn on a probable female burial coded as Burial 43.

Jose G. Santiago and Dante Posadas (of the National Museum) and I began the brushing the neckline of the burial to search for artifacts that day. We were not disappointed. For a long gold loop-in-loop chain (reportedly called “inahas” or snake-like by 16th century natives according to Spanish missionaries) glinted like it was made only yesterday.


A Bioarchaeologist in Cebu

By Jobers Bersales
Cebu Daily News

First Posted 11:05:00 07/16/2009

In the midst of hectic preparations at Museo Sugbo, the Cebu Provincial Museum, for the opening of an additional eight major exhibition galleries this coming Aug. 12, we have taken time to take out the red carpet for a rare visitor to Cebu, a bioarchaeologist from Kyushu University in the person of Ms Ame Garong.