The Changing Meanings of Objects: Calatagan and Archaeological Research in the Philippines

  title={The Changing Meanings of Objects: Calatagan and Archaeological Research in the Philippines},
  author={Grace Barretto-tesoro},
  journal={Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints},
  pages={263 - 296}
  • Grace Barretto-tesoro
  • Published 10 September 2013
  • Sociology
  • Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints
As objects with a biography, artifacts—acquired by individuals or institutions, displayed in museums or privately appreciated—gain different meanings during production, acquisition, deposition in archaeological contexts, recovery, and analysis. This article examines the artifacts recovered from Calatagan, Philippines, to understand the layers and dynamic meanings of objects as commodities, mortuary goods, archaeological data, museum objects, and private collection items. It demonstrates the… 
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