About the book:
Arguably the first in the study of Philippine prehistory in specifically exploring and understanding the prehistoric diet of our ancestors. This is the first of its kind where stable isotopic analyses were applied on human bones, hair and teeth in deciphering ancient food and the source of drinking water in prehistoric times.
Publisher: University of San Carlos Press
Publication Date: 2013
Size: 215 x 145mm
About the author:
Dr. Ame M. Garong holds a Doctor of Science degree from the Kyushu University, Japan. She is presently a museum researcher at the National Museum of the Philippines where she works at the Archaeology Division. She has written a number of papers on archaeology for scholarly journals and has presented papers at international anthropological and archeological conferences. Ancient Filipino Diet is based on her doctoral dissertation which was presented to the Kyushu University Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies in 2010. She shuttles between her hometown of Gapan, Nueva Ecija and Manila on weekends. Her job as a National Museum Archeologist has brought her to many parts of the Philippines doing archeological fieldwork, including the sites that are studied in this pioneering volume.