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Landscape Modification and Social Change as Resistence among the Ifugao on the Borderlands of Spanish Philippines

Author(s): Mikhail Echavarri ; Stephen Acabado

Year: 2017

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Summary

Dominant historical narratives suggest that groups located on the periphery of colonial empires and states received minimal influence from the latter. However, recent studies that focused on borderlands indicate substantial culture change and ecological manipulation that contributed to successful resistance against conquest. The Ifugao Archaeological Project (IAP) investigated the colonial borderland of Spanish Philippines, focusing on the role of the adoption of wet-rice cultivation and landscape manipulation as a means to resist conquest in Ifugao, northern Philippines. Our paper presents the findings from the IAP as they illustrate how the Ifugao intensely remodeled their environment and social structure for both subsistence and deliberate resistance against the Spanish.


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Landscape Modification and Social Change as Resistence among the Ifugao on the Borderlands of Spanish Philippines. Mikhail Echavarri, Stephen Acabado. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431839)


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Geographic Keywords
East/Southeast Asia


Spatial Coverage

min long: 66.885; min lat: -8.928 ; max long: 147.568; max lat: 54.059 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 17548

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America