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By Jocelyn B. Gerra

The island of Cebu, situated in valuable Philippines, seemed in Western files essentially as a result of occasions in international heritage. First, while Ferdinand Magellan's fleet back to Seville in 1522 after circumnavigating the area. Cebu arose for the second one time in historical past because of the discovery of the go back path in the course of the Pacific forty four years after Magellan. except those occasions in maritime historical past, Cebu performed an important position in interisland buying and selling in the course of the pre-Hispanic interval. The Spanish chroniclers observed a really vivid heart of exchange. the products traded by means of the chinese language comprise porcelain, gold, slaves and nutrients provides. it may be inferred that via chinese language investors the neighborhood pandays (blacksmiths) bought carry of iron that they used for other kinds of instruments. within the archaeological websites exposed within the historical district of Cebu, a lot fabric has been chanced on that wishes additional learn and interpretation. This ebook investigates, for example, chanced on items of a blacksmith's store.

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This is affixed to the top of the plane table. Through the telescope of the alidade the surveyor locates the direction of the line to be drawn onto the map. The advantage of using the combination of alidade and plane table is that a site map can be drawn directly. Errors can also be corrected immediately while still in the field. 4. Meter Rods. The rod is a piece of fiberglass used in sighting points. It has a diameter of one (l) centimeter. It is equally and alternately divided into one-meter intervals of red or black and white.

Once the fire is bluish and embers are glowing, the machine is unplugged from the electric outlet. These are the same blowers that are used by foundry shop. 3. The Anvil The anvil is where heated metal is to be made into a tool is placed for cutting and hammering into shape. It is often a thick slab of iron either circular or quadrangular in cross section. It is raised from the ground by pieces of log to about 45 centimeters (Figure 19a). The anvil is anchored well on top of the log with pieces of cut metal nailed to the sides of the log.

H. von Daniels. “The Sedimentary History of the Visayan Basin, Philippines”, Geol. Jb. 52. Gramann in H. Porth et. al. C. Momongan. 2 The People In 1521, a small fleet arrive at the coast of Cebu headed by Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese sailor who offered his services to the King of Spain, King Phillip II. This is where the Philippines got its name given by Magellan in honour of the king of Spain. His was welcomed to the shorts of Cebu by Humabon, the local chief of the barangay or community in what is today Cebu City.

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