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Grace Barretto-Tesoro

Associate Professor
mdbarretto@upd.edu.ph

Research Interest:
I am interested in the changing representation of various segments of society in burials from the late precolonial period to the early Spanish period.

Area of Specialization:
Pottery, mortuary studies, identity, status, Philippine prehistory

Current Projects:

2016-Present

Human Adaptation and Climate Change in the Past 2016

2015-2016

Convergence: Archaeology and Art of a late 19th century Philippine Town

2013

Ba’I Archaeological and Heritage Research Project

2012-Present

Analyses of Earthenware Vessels from Kiyyangan Ifugao

2010

Archaeological Survey of Inland Barangays in San Juan, Batangas

2009-Present

Analyses of ceramics from the Guthe Collection, University of Michigan

2009-2012

The Excavation of the Old Town of San Juan, Batangas

2009-2011

Excavation of Early Settlements in San Juan, Batangas

2008-2015

Exploring Philippine Cemeteries: Alive and Dynamic Spaces

2008-2010

Archaeological Survey of Southeastern Batangas 2008-2010

2008-2009

Investigation of Ancient Mortuary Practices in Southeastern Batangas

Education

2003-2007

Ph.D. Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Dissertation Title: Social Identities and Earthenware Functions in 15th century AD Philippines.

2002

M.A. Archaeology, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines.         Thesis Title:Evaluating Status in Philippine Prehistory through Grave Goods.

1998

Diploma in Archaeology, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines.

1995-1996

M.A. Anthropology, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines (units only).

1994

B.A. Linguistics (cum laude), University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines.

Archaeology Courses Taught

Archaeology 1

Philippine Archaeology and History (undergraduate)

Archaeology 2

World Archaeology (undergraduate)

Archaeology 202

History of Archaeology

Archaeology 203

Cultural Archaeology

Archaeology 206

Field Methods in Archaeology

Archaeology 207

Laboratory and Applied Analysis of Archaeological Remains. Fundamentals in the processing of artefacts.

Archaeology 241

Mortuary Analysis in Archaeology

Archaeology 297

Special Topics in Archaeology: 10th-20th Century Philippines

Archaeology 297

Special Topics: Pottery

Archaeology 299

Research

Archaeology 300

Thesis

Archaeology 301

Advance Field Methods in Archaeology

Archaeology 399

Independent Study to Archaeology

Major Publications (since 2001)

2017

Barretto-Tesoro, G and V. Hernandez. "Power and Resilience: Flooding and Occupation in a Late Nineteenth Century Philippine Town" in Frontiers of Colonialism. Edited by C. Beaule, pp. 149-178. Gainesville: University of Florida Press.

2017

Barretto-Tesoro, G. "Ceramics make strange bedfellows:The contributions of the Oriental Ceramics Society of the Philippines to Philippine archaeology. Social Science Diliman 13:22-48."

2016

Barretto-Tesoro, G. "“Reassessing the Neolithic -Metal Age Transition in Batangas, Philippines: A Distinct Southern Luzon Pottery Tradition,” in Austronesian Diaspora: A New Perspective. Edited by B. Prasetyo, T. S. Nastiti, and T. Simanjuntak, pp. 223-252. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press."

2016

Barretto-Tesoro, G. “Angels on Earth: Investigating Infant and Children Burials in Manila Cemeteries,” in Himlayan, Pantiyon, Kampo Santo, Sementeryo: Exploring Philippine Cemeteries. Edited by G. Barretto-Tesoro, pp. 1-39. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press.

2016

Barretto-Tesoro, G. Editor. Himlayan, Pantiyon, Kampo Santo, Sementeryo: Exploring Philippine Cemeteries. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press.

2015

Barretto-Tesoro, G. The Application of the Laws of the Indies in the Pacific: the Excavation of Two Old Stone-Based Houses in San Juan, Batangas, Philippines. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 19:433-463. DOI 10.1007/s10761-015-0295-4.

2015

Barretto-Tesoro, G. Ambag sa Pag-aaral ng Kosmolohiyang Austronesyano. Saliksik E-journal 4:121-124.

2013

Barretto-Tesoro, G. and Joan Tara Reyes. 2013. “Fame and Fortune in Two Philippine Cemeteries: Tombstones as Extensions of Identity,” in Materializing Southeast Asia's Past, vol. 2, Selected Papers from the 12th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Volume 2. Edited by Marijke J. Klokke and Véronique Degroot, pp. 253-267. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.

2013

Barretto-Tesoro, G. Early Settlements in San Juan, Batangas, Philippines - Some Hypotheses. The Journal of History LIX:6-37.

2013

Barretto-Tesoro, G. The Changing Meanings of Objects: Calatagan and Archaeological Research in the Philippines. Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints 61:263-96.

2012

Barretto-Tesoro, G. “Tungo sa Bagong Metodo sa Pagsusuri ng mga Di-antropomorpikong Palayok.” Saliksik E-Journal 1(2): 150-156.

2011

Barretto-Tesoro, G. "Lost In and On Manila: What Do I Know About Manila? Understanding the Materiality of Manila," in Manila: Selected Papers of the 19th Annual Manila Studies Conference August 31-September 1, 2010. Edited by L. D. C. de Viana, pp. 1-19. Manila: Manila Studies Association and National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

2011

Barretto-Tesoro, G. "Ang Inskripsyon sa Binatbat na Tanso ng Laguna: Isang Pagpapakahulugan sa Perspektiba ng Arkeolohiya," in Ang Saysay ng Inskripsyon sa Binatbat na Tanso ng Laguna. Edited by C. V. Penalosa, pp. 65-106. Quezon City and Pila: BAKAS and Pila Historical Society Foundation, Inc.

2011

Barretto-Tesoro, G. "Ano at saan ang Lumban sa Pagdating ng Kastila?," in Ang Saysay ng Inskripsyon sa Binatbat na Tanso ng Laguna. Edited by C. V. Penalosa, pp. 283-304. Quezon City and Pila: BAKAS and Pila Historical Society Foundation, Inc.

2010

Barretto-Tesoro, M. G. "Problems and Needs for Cultural Heritage Protection and Restoration Activities in the Philippines," in Research Analysis and Preservation of Archaeological Sites and Remains, Training Course on Cultural Heritage Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region 2010. Edited by Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), pp. 202-220. Nara, Japan: Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU).

2010

Barretto-Tesoro, M. G. "Country Report: Philippines," in Research Analysis and Preservation of Archaeological Sites and Remains, Training Course on Cultural Heritage Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region 2010. Edited by Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), pp. 326-330. Nara, Japan: Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU).

2010

Barretto-Tesoro, G., J.T. Reyes and E.M. Lim. 2010. An Assessment of the St. Michael's Church in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. Test Pit 16:9-17.

2010

Barretto-Tesoro, G. Paghuhukay sa Hilagang Bahagi ng Structure A sa Barangay Pinagbayanan, San Juan, Batangas. Test Pit 16: 6-7.

2010

Barretto-Tesoro, G. Old stone house c.1800 in San Juan, Batangas. UPD Research News Magazine September 2010:70.

2009

Barretto-Tesoro, G., Campos, F.Z., Pineda, A. 2009. New Sites in Southeastern Batangas, Philippines. Report on the Survey conducted by the UP-Archaeological Studies Program in 2008. Arquelogia Iberoamericana 4: 25-48.

2009

Barretto-Tesoro, G. "Mortuary Practice in Calatagan." Proceedings of the International Seminar on Sharing our Archaeological Heritage, 11-15 November 2007, Johor Bahru, Malaysia pp. 79-96.

2008

Barretto-Tesoro, G . Early Death: An Exploration of the Treatment of Foetuses, Infants, and Children in the Philippines. Proceedings of the Society of Philippine Archaeologists 6:37-47.

2008

Barretto-Tesoro, G. A Review of the Angono Petroglyphs. Test Pit 13:19-24. December 2008.

2008

Barretto-Tesoro, G . Status Report on the Archaeological Survey of Southeastern Batangas. Test Pit 13:25-27. December 2008

2008

Barretto-Tesoro, G. Where are the datu and catalonan in early Philippine societies?: Investigating status in Calatagan. Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society 36:74-102.

2008

Barretto-Tesoro, G. Undecorated Calatagan pots as active symbols of cultural affiliation. In Breaking the Mould: Challenging the Past through Pottery. Edited by I. Berg, pp. 34-46. Oxford: Archaeopress (Publishers of British Archaeological Reports).

2008

Barretto-Tesoro, G. Identity and Reciprocity in 15th Century AD Philippine. BAR International Series 1813. Oxford:John and Erica Hedges Ltd.

2007

Barretto-Tesoro, G. Symbols of an Ifugao thanksgiving ritual. Test Pit 11:13-14. November 2007.

2007

Barretto-Tesoro, G. The potential of agas for future research. Test Pit (10): 12-15. June 2007

2004

Barretto, G. Linking Individuals: the social role of bronze bracelets in the Philippines. SPAFA Journal 14(3):5-18. September-December 2004.

2004

Barretto-Tesoro, G. A Partial View of Past Mental Templates: Utilizing Folk Literature. Southeast Asian Archaeology: Wilhelm G. Solheim II Festschrift, ed. Victor Paz. pp. 315-324. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press.

2003

Barretto, G., A. Mijares and R.Santiago. Preliminary Exploration of the Vatang Stone Boat-Shaped Marker and San Vicente Idyang, Ivana, Batan Island, Batanes Province. Ivatan Studies Journal. Vol. V-X (1998-2003):39-46.

2003

Barretto-Tesoro, G. Burial Goods in the Philippines: An attempt to quantify prestige values. Southeast Asian Studies. 41(3):299-315. December 2003.

2003

Barretto-Tesoro, G. A short report on the analysis of bracelets from Porac and Banchiang. Test Pit 2(2):14-15. University of the Philippines-Archaeological Studies Program.

2003

Paz, Victor, Mahar Lagmay and Grace Barretto-Tesoro. Second preliminary report on Tayabas Material Culture Project. Test Pit 2(2):15-19. University of the Philippines-Archaeological Studies Program.

2003

Barretto-Tesoro, Grace and Leee Neri. Mga ilang tanong tungkol sa nature ng archaeology. Test Pit 2(2):28-29. University of the Philippines-Archaeological Studies Program.

2003

Barretto, G. Blades and Bangles: Status Markers in Porac, Pampanga. Proceedings of the Society of Philippine Archaeologists, pp. 96-103. Manila: The Katipunan Arkeologist ng Pilipinas, Inc. (KAPI).

2003

Barretto, G. ASP Test Excavates in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. Test Pit 2(1):5. University of the Philippines-Archaeological Studies Program.

2003

Cayron, Jun and Grace Barretto. A Preliminary Archaeological Survey of Tayabas. Test Pit 2(1):7-8. University of the Philippines-Archaeological Studies Program.

2003

Barretto, G. Of Earthenwares, Ancestors, Gods and the Living. Pang-Alay: Ritual Pottery in Ancient Philippines. Cynthia Ongpin-Valdes, ed. pp. 70-74. Makati: Ayala Foundation, Inc.

2001

Barretto, G. Ethnocentrism and nationalism. Hukay 3(2):73-74. Archaeological Studies Program-University of the Philippines.

2001

Barretto, G. Preliminary Review of Philippine Archaeological Impact Assessment Procedures. Hukay 3(2):27-40. Archaeological Studies Program-University of the Philippines.