UCLA's Ifugao Archaeological Project Spreads Its Impact

When I started my archaeological work in the Philippines, I never imagined that the findings of our research will have an impact on how Filipinos understood their history and heritage. As a product of the Philippine educational system, I knew that certain dominant historical narratives were colonial in nature and I am happy that UCLA’s work in the Philippines highlight these inadequacies. I credit the collaborative nature of our archaeological practice for emphasizing the need for Philippine Indigenous history. With the active involvement of the Ifugao descendant communities that we work with, we are able to produce knowledge through co-production and co-creation.

Stephen B. Acabado
Director of the Ifugao Archaeological Project

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Published on May 29, 2020.