PHILIPPINE ART Pre-Colonial Period HISTORY •The oldest human fossil found in the Philippines is the skull cap of a "Stone-Age Filipino", about 22,000 years old. •Discovered by Dr. Robert B. Fox, American anthropologist of the National Museum, inside Tabon Cave Palawan, on May 28, 1962. . Tabon Man They came during the Old Stone Age (Paleolithi c) walking dry-shod through Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and the land bridges and were the first inhabitant s.. THE COMING OF THE NEGRITOS THE INDONESIANS •First SeaImmigrants •They were the maritime Indonesians, who belonged to the Mongoloid race with Caucasian affinities. • They belonged to the New Stone Age (Neolithic). THE MALAYS *They belong to the Iron Age culture. *Daring and libertyloving, the Malays belonged to the brown race. *Prominent contribution: * Ati-atihan festivals * Maragtas chronicle * the Code of Kalantiaw MUSIC »The ancient Filipinos had music practically for all occasions, for every phase of life, from birth to death. BAMBOO ZITHER GADDANG KULINTANG ARCHITECTURE » The ancient Filipinos had first dwelt in caves and has learned the art of architecture as they move and hunt for food.. . LEAN-TO TAUSOG HOUSE TOROGAN SCULPTURE » The ancient Filipinos had attained a high artistic level through pottery, jewelry, and wood carving. Pottery Jewelry Wood Carvings PAINTINGS » The ancient Filipinos had expressed paintings through tattoos and cave carvings. Tattoos The pintados (painted ones), inhabitants of the Visayan islands as described by the first Spaniards to set eyes upon them, would use sharp metal instruments previously heated over fire. Silup •The tattooing imitated the upper garment worn by the men of north Kalinga. • The women of south Kalinga painted their faces a bright red. PETROGLYPHS •The Angono Petroglyphs is the oldest known work of art in the Philippines. • There are 127 human and animal figures engraved on the rock wall dating back to 3000 B.C.