Integrating History and Archaeology in the Study of Contact Period Philippine Chiefdoms

  title={Integrating History and Archaeology in the Study of Contact Period Philippine Chiefdoms},
  author={Laura Lee Junker},
  journal={International Journal of Historical Archaeology},
  • L. Junker
  • Published 1 December 1998
  • History
  • International Journal of Historical Archaeology
Malay texts, Philippine oral traditions, Chinese tributary records and geographies, early Spanish writings, and archaeological evidence from Philippine sites present divergent views of political structures and political economies in Philippine chiefdoms of the late first millennium to midsecond millennium A.D. While some sources claim a political landscape dominated by a few large-scale, highly centralized polities almost wholly supported through foreign trade, others suggest the presence of… 
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