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Vito Paolo C. Hernandez

Senior Lecturer

Research Interest:

Area of Specialization:
Soils in Archaeology, River and Floodplain Archaeology, Cultural Resource Managements

Current Projects:


2016 to on-going

Doctor of Philosophy in Archaeology. Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.


Master of Science in Archaeology. Archaeological Studies Program, University of Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. Thesis Title: Human Occupation of Pampanga's Coastal Lowlands (Philippines): Implications of the Effects of Post-depositional Processes on Artefacts and Sediments from Lubao.


Diploma in Archaeology, Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.


Bachelor of Arts in Philippine Art: Heritage Studies, Department of Arts and Communications, University of the Philippines-Manila, Manila, Philippines. Thesis Topic: Santa Marta: A Mother-God Figure in Pateros (Philippines).

Archaeology Courses Taught

Archaeology 2

World Archaeology (undergraduate)

Archaeology 1

Philippine Archaeology and History (undergraduate)


Book Chapters


G. Barretto-Tesoro and V. Hernandez Power and resilience: Flooding and occupation in a late 19th century Philippine Town. In Frontiers of Colonialism, Christine Beaule (ed.), University Press Florida.


Hernandez, V. Utilizing Heritage Chapters in Philippine CRM. Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia: Conservation, Development, Neglect, Miksick, J, Y. and O'Connor, S. (eds.) 181-200, London: Anthem Press.



Hernandez, V. Insights on Kapampangan Society from Paleoenvironmental and Archaeological Research in Pampanga coastal lowlands. Journal of History, 58 (January-December 2012).


Lewis, H.; V. Paz, M.G. Lara, H. Barton, P.J. Piper, J.T. Ochoa, T.J. Vitales, A.J. Carlos, T. Higham, L.A. Neri, andHernandez, V., J. Stevenson, E.C. Robles, A. Ragrario, R. Padilla, W. Solheim, and W. Ronquillo. "Terminal Pleistocene to mid-Holocene Occupation and an early cremation burial at Ille Cave, Palawan, Philippines." Antiquity, 82, 318-335.