12th KAPI Conference

Moving Archaeology Forward Amidst Crisis

The 12th Kapisanan ng mga Arkeologist ng Pilipinas (KAPI) Conference focuses on responding to current challenges that archaeology as a discipline is facing as well as global crises that archaeology can address as a field of study. Rooting potential solutions on archaeological data and practices, the selected presentations aim to examine issues that impact human populations. As archaeology is a multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary field, it provides long-term perspectives on the successes and failures of past societies in responding to a given crisis. Thus, the conference gears toward moving the discipline forward by examining the changing nature of archaeology to guide future policies and connections.

When: 4 December 2021 (Saturday), 8:00am to 12:00pmHow: Zoom (registration details to follow)Registration Details:

Link: Register Here

Fee: 150 PHP

Payment details available upon registration

*Includes a PDF of the latest volume of the KAPI Proceedings (Vol. 11)

Download conference program here

The KAPI Annual Business Meeting will follow at 1:00pm on the same day. Members are enjoined to stay.

Submission of abstracts is currently CLOSED. See you on 04 December 2021!


8:30 - 8:40 AM

National Anthem

8:40 - 8:55 AM

Opening Remarks

Bobby Orillaneda

KAPI President

National Museum of the Philippines

8:55 - 9:10 AM

Keynote Speech

Prof. Armand Salvador Mijares

KAPI Founding Member and Former President

9:10 - 11:45 AM

Conference Proper

Dawn Satumbaga


11:45 AM - 12:00 NN

Closing Remarks

Dr. Ligaya Lacsina

KAPI Conference General Chairperson

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Annual Business Meeting

KAPI members only

Conference Proper with Q&A

9:10 - 9:15 AM

Introduction to the theme

Dawn Satumbaga


9:15 - 9:30 AM

Social Network Analysis research in the Philippines:

Opportunities for research during the pandemic

Nico Ray Unay

9:30 - 9:45 AM

Sea Levels, Sinking Islands, and Land Bridges:

New insights on ancient seafaring and the peopling of the Philippine Islands

Emil Robles

9:45 -10:00 AM

An account on the Prehistoric Cultural Heritages in and around Galudih area

in Purbi Singhbhum district, of State Jharkhand, in Eastern India

Mr. Tamal Dutta and Dr. Debasis Kumar Mondal

10:00 - 10:15 AM

Neolithic Networks in the Northern Philippines:

A Preliminary Analysis

Arturo Tablan

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Finders, Keepers: Analyzing Audience Perceptions

of Heritage Stewardship in Philippine Popular Media

Jada San Andres

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Hangseswari Temple: a Case Study of Heritage Management

in Hooghly District of West Bengal

Bhagyasree Bose

10:45 - 11:00 AM

El Nido archaeology and heritage:

Aiming to co-create a 'Territory of Resilience'

Helen Lewis and Victor Paz

11:00 - 11:45 AM

Q&A, Synthesis, and Closing

Dawn Satumbaga, Moderator

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