Archaeologists from the University of the Philippines found some artifacts in the town of Alubijid in Misamis Oriental Province that date back to 5,000 years ago or around 3,000 B.C. The team led by Lee Anthony Neri from the UP Archaeological Studies Program claimed that the artifacts including obsidian stones were used as tools by Homo sapiens in the Neolithic period.
The team also found artifacts dated from 500 BC and the 13th to 15th centuries. These artifacts included pieces of Sa/win Kalanay potteries and fragments of Chinese porcelains. What is more interesting about the site called Calumat Open Site near the town center is presence of walls made of limestone.
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Map of Alubijid, Misamis Oriental in Mindanao Island