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The team was able to discover twenty-one archaeological sites. The following is the list of archaeological sites discovered in Barangay Lumbia with their respective area and museum site codes, location, property owner, description of the site, description of the soil, soil type and surface finds:


A. Macahambus I Cave

Code

X-91-T3
Location Sitio Kabula
Map coordinates N-S 8° 22 ' 30
E-W 124° 38 ' 30
Property owner Department of Tourism
Tenant Tourism employee
Elevation 129 m
Geographical features

Cave site situated in the east side of the National Road and on the west side of Cagayan River; with two mouths covered with ornamental plants

Chambers 1 2    

maximum length

34.4 m 20.1 m    

maximum height

12 m 3.8 m    

maximum width

8 m 3 m    
Cave openings A B    
maximum height 5 m 3.8 m    
maximum width 4.8 m 2.8 m    
orientation N215° W N45° W    
Soil Sandy loam; floor area was altered and cemented; disturbed by pot hunters.
Surface finds Reported potteries
 
 

B. Macahambus II Cave

Code

X-91-U3
Location Sitio Kabula
Map coordinates N-S 8° 22 ' 30
E-W 124° 36 ' 30
Property owner Department of Tourism
Tenant Tourism employee
Elevation 129 m
Geographical features

Cave site situated in a large gorge on the west side of the National Road; covered with wild vines and shrubs, a large spring is found within the land formation emanating from one of the rockshelters in the gorge and passes through the lower portion of the cave

Cave dimensions  

maximum length

40 m

maximum height

30 m

maximum width

21 m
Cave openings  
maximum height 30 m
maximum width 21 m
orientation S115° E
Soil Clay loam; altered for tourism purposes.
Surface finds Test pit excavation might yield artififacts of paleolithic or neolithic industry.
 
  Published by the Heritage Conservation Advocates, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, October 21, 2001. Republished online February 26, 2011.

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