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  Results in Walas
 
 

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. Gisok I Cave (Plate 11)

Code

X-91-T2
Location Sitio Gisok
Map coordinates N-S 8° 25 ' 15
E-W 124° 37 ' 5
Property owner Congresswoman Liling Roa
Tenant None
Elevation 5 meters from Cagayan River
Geographical features

Multi-chambered cave situated in the east side of Cagayan River; patches of dipterocarp forests were found outside the cave.

Main chamber dimension

maximum length

38.6 m

maximum height

3.7 m

maximum width

6.9 m
Cave dimensions A B C D E

maximum height

4.4 m 2.6 m 3.1 m 2.2 m 2.7 m

maximum width

7 m 4.3 m 2.8 m 4.7 m 2.9 m

orientation

S135° E S140° W S260° W S230° W S235° W
Soil Sandy loam; partially disturbed in the inner chamber.
Surface finds Pottery sherds

B. Gisok II Cave

Code

X-91-W2
Location Sitio Gisok, Walas, Imbatog
Map coordinates N-S 8°25 ' 15
E-W 124° 37 ' 5
Property owner Congresswoman Liling Roa
Tenant None
Elevation 5 meters from Cagayan River
Geographical features

Cave with 2 openings, situtated in the east side of Cagayan River; cave mouths covered with shrubs, vines and climbing plants

Cave dimension  

maximum length

27 + m

maximum height

6 m

maximum width

6 m
Cave openings A B

maximum height

5.3 m 3.9 m

maximum width

5.2 m 4.5 m

orientation

N305° W S240° W
Soil Sandy; eroded, probably due to the action of Cagayan River when it overflows
Surface finds Pottery sherds and freshwater snails (NERITIDAE, THIARIDAE), andesite cobble

C. Bantiles Cave

Code

X-91-W2
Location Sitio Gisok, Walas, Imbatog
Map coordinates N-S 8°25 ' 15
E-W 124° 37 ' 20
Property owner Congresswoman Liling Roa
Tenant None
Elevation 70 m
Geographical features

Cave site in the east side of Cagayan River; dipterocarp forest, shrubs and vines were found on the mouth of the cave

Cave dimension main chamber ante chamber

maximum length

27 + m 12.5 m

maximum height

6 m 5 m

maximum width

6 m 4.6 m
Cave opening    

maximum height

2 m  

maximum width

2 m  

orientation

N315° W N40° E
Soil Loam-clay; partially disturbed
Surface finds Pottery sherds (reported)

D. Gisok Open Site

Code

X-91-F3
Location Sitio Gisok
Map coordinates N-S 8° 25 ' 10
E-W 124° 37 ' 15
Property owner Congresswoman Liling Roa
Tenant Alfredo Ebuna/Eduardo Bacarro
Elevation 80 m
Geographical features
Cultivated area on top of a plateau situated on the east side of Cagayan River; planted with corn, coconut and banana
Soil Loam; cultivated, disturbed
Surface finds Pottery sherds with stamped designs (circle); blue-and-white porcelain fragment; Ming stoneware jar fragments with incised wavy lines around the shoulder and yellowish -brown glaze, probably Guangdong ware (Song Period) (Plate 12); pottery sherds with designs; stoneware sherds with gray glaze, probably Yuan or Early Ming - 14th century AD; blu -and-white sherds with dark brown underglazed design (late Ming - 17th century AD); blue-and-white sherd (Ming dynasty - 16th century AD); blue-and-white (Ming Type) with blue underglazed design (16th century AD - late Ming); stoneware sherd (probably Yuan type - early Ming - 14th century AD).

End of Results

[TABLE OF CONTENTS] [INTRODUCTION] [STUDY AREA] [METHODOLOGY] [RESULTS] [DISCUSSION & RECOMMENDATION] [REFERENCES] [ACKNOWLEDGMENTS]

 
  Published by the Heritage Conservation Advocates, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, October 21, 2001.

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