Huluga Caves is a prehistoric site in the Philippines. It is located in the south end of Cagayan de Oro City, about eight kilometers away. Composed of the two main caverns, it is situated on the eastern side of Cagayan de Oro River, along the brow of a vertical limestone cliff.
The skeletal fragment from these caves were found belong to a child and a woman who inhabited in 377 A.D. ...
This was based on the acid racemization done by Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, USA.
Huluga is more than 80-feet high. It has an area of 50 meters across it northern and southern parts and measures 40 meters from the western edge of the precipice to the eastern slope. Cogon grass covers much of the area with big balete trees on both the northern and southern flanks.
According to the Heritage Conservation Advocates, is "the home of the original native people of Cagayan de Oro City". It is considered by many people, to be a sacred site which lacks protection and guidance by the government. Inside, they have found native tools such as glass beads, spoons, pendants, bracelets, stone tools, axe tip and pieces of iron.
In 1977, Burton sent bone samples taken from the caves for acid racemization to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California in San Diego, California, and the sample was traced to 1600 BP or 377 A.D.
Experts at the National Museum earlier said they were convinced that these caves were used by early Cagayanons from the late Neolithic Age to the Iron Age. At present, archeological artifacts can still be retrieved at the damaged portion of the open site. Wiki
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Cagayan de Oro (abbreviated C.D.O.) is one of the most important cities in Mindanao. It is the capital of the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines, and the regional center for Northern Mindanao (Region X). According to the 2000 census, it has an estimated population of 461,877 people in 200,000 households.
The city has many names. It is called the Gateway to Northern Mindanao, the City of White Water Rafting and River Trekking. But most of all, it is through its warm and hospitable people that the city got its name as "The City of Golden Friendship."
Cagayan de Oro is base to multi ...
The City Government of Cagayan de Oro and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Northern Mindanao (DENR-X) signed Wednesday a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the co-management of Macahambus Cave and Gorge, Kalabera and Huluga Caves as an ecotourism and historical heritage sites.
Mayor Constantino Jaraula and DENR-X regional executive director Maximo O. Dichoso formalized the agreement in a simple signing ceremony held at the City Mayor's Office Reception Hall.
"In behalf of the City Government, we are very happy to go into full active partnership with the DENR in line wit ...
What is Huluga? Huluga is a promontory overlooking Cagayan River. It's in sitio Taguanao, barangay Indahag, near Lawndale Spring -- eight kilometers from St. Augustine Cathedral.
A promontory is a "high ridge of land or rock jutting out into a body of water."
Is it composed only of caves? No. Huluga is composed of two areas: Open Site and caves. The prehistoric inhabitants of Huluga used the Open Site for their village, which was fortified. The caves were used mainly as burial ground.
To visualize the difference between the two, place your hand on a table. Your hand represents the cav ...
Misamis Oriental is one of the 5 provinces of Region X, otherwise known as Northern Mindanao with Cagayan de Oro both serving as the capital of the province as well as the regional capital. Misamis got its name from the word "misa", a Spanish term for the Eucharistic Mass. It was said that during the early days of Christianity in the Philippines, the word "misa" was shouted by converts every time priests traveled around the province. Over time, the Spanish missionaries started called the province as Misamis. As there are two Misamis provinces, the other one is Misamis Occidental (Western Misam ...
Folklore says it was the Spanish conquerors that appended the word "de Oro" to the old name Kagay-an in recognition of gold finds in the land by the conquistadors.
To this day, many old residents of the now highly urbanized city still believe that gold can be found in the recesses of earth along the hilly grounds surrounding Cagayan de Oro. One site is the promontory in Taguanao in Indahag village, 8 kilometers from the city center.
Indeed, stories of gold drove many to scrape the surface of Taguanao. Among the few who did find a treasure were archaeologists and anthropologists who, afte ...