As early as the first millennium A.D., the Philippine archipelago formed the easternmost edge of a vast network of Chinese, Southeast Asian, Indian, and Arab traders. Items procured through maritime trade became key symbols of social prestige and politica
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Author: Junker, Laura Lee;Laura Lee Junker
teaches anthropology at Western Michigan University.