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Site at Mount Kamhantick that contains the remains of an ancient Philippine (most likely Tagalog) village, including tombs of limestone.


1000 AD[]

Village life was active here, as were the burials of ancients in limestone tombs. This remains the only site in Philippines showing stone tombs carved by metal tools. Canals may also been operational at this time.

Earlier History[]

  • Metal age begins 500 BC
  • The Laguna Copperplate is written in 900 AD.
  • Trade with China begins in 982.

Later History[]

  • Magellan visits islands in 1521

Modern History[]

  • Nearby town Mulanay was a battleground between army troops and Marxist rebels of the New People's Army.
  • Ancient buriel ground first discovered in 1998 during the construction of a relay station tower of a telecommunications firm atop Kamhantik.
  • Kamhantik mountain was declared a government protected area in 1998.
  • In 2012, limestone coffins were found. Earthen jars, metal objects, bone fragments of humans, monkeys, wild pigs and other objects were found in the tomb. The lids were not found.
  • In 2015, another archaeological team finds human bone fragments, glass beads, and a small bell.


The site is located at Mount Kamhantik, near Mulanay town in Quezon province, in eastern Philippines. The locals consider the area to be haunted.

Sitio Kamhantick Web Pages[]

Sitio Kamhantick In the News[]

1000 Year Old Village Found (Sep 2012)[]

Government Asks Archaeologists to Keep Digging (Sep 2012)[]


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