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ASP Lithics Lab

Katipunan Arkeologist ng Pilipinas, Inc.

National Museum of the Philippines

University of the Philippines Webpage

University of the Philippines (Diliman)

The Solheim Foundation

Talastasang Bakas (Sayt ni Dr. Z.A. Salazar)

Bagong Kasaysayan

MOVER: An Erasmus Mundus Program

Erasmus Mundus Master in Quaternary and Prehistory

Human Origins Patrimony in Southeast Asia




The faculty of the ASP is composed of full time and part time members from various colleges/units of the U.P. System, as well as faculty members from the National Museum. The staff is also strengthened by visiting faculty members from universities outside the Philippines.

Current faculty members are:




Mary Grace Lualhati Barretto-Tesoro

Professor, Director

Cultural Archaeology,
Mortuary Analysis,
Identity and Gender in Archaeology

Michael James B. Herrera

Associate Professor

Ancient DNA Analysis, Archaeogenetics

Ligaya S. P. Lacsina

Associate Professor

Maritime archaeology, Underwater archaeology

Armand Salvador B. Mijares


Lithic Analysis,
Soil Micromorphology,
Ceramic Petrology,
Paleolithic Archaeology

Leee Anthony M. Neri

Associate Professor,
Deputy Director

Obsidian Sourcing,
Lithic Analysis,
Mindanao Archaeology,
Archaeology of Celebes Sea Region,
Historical Archaeology

Victor J. Paz


Pacific Archaeology,
Southeast Asian Archaeology

Kimberly Plomp

Associate Professor

Bioarchaeology, palaeopathology, evolutionary medicine, biological anthropology, human evolution, functional morphology

Juan C. Rofes

Associate Professor

Zooarchaeology and paleobiology of small mammals,
Paleoenvironmental reconstruction,
Systematics and evolution,
Geometric morphometrics Ecological modelling

Hermine Xhauflair

Associate Professor





Andrea Dominique Cosalan

Senior Lecturer

Bioarchaeology, human evolution, photogrammetry

Eusebio Z. Dizon

Professorial Lecturer

Underwater Archaeology,
Prehistoric Archaeology,
Metal Age

Mark Mabanag

Senior Lecturer

Enviromental Archaeology, Human Adaptation, Prehistoric Agriculture, Ceramic Analyses, Macrobotany

Clarence Magtoto

Senior Lecturer


Dante Ricardo N. Manipon

Senior Lecturer

Paleolithic, Experimental Knapping

Jessica Cecilia A. Pea

Senior Lecturer

Bioarchaeology, Human Remains

Emil Robles

Senior Lecturer

Geographic Information Systems, Mapping, Open Source Computing, Archaeological Reconnaisance, Palaeoecology, Palaeoenvironments, Palaeoclimatess

Joan Tara R. Reyes

Senior Lecturer

Ancient Philippine religion and Secondary Coffin Burials