The Maritime World of 16th Century Philippines: The Shipwreck Evidence

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Senior Museum Researcher of the Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Division, National Museum of the Philippines, Bobby C. Orillaneda, explored the maritime world of 16th century Philippines through the examination of their shipwrecks and their cargoes. Topics covered included how Philippine societies accommodated the arrival of Spain, which reoriented maritime network circuits from the previous Sino-centric and Southeast Asian maritime network links, to the genesis and early phase of the Manila galleon trade. Shipwreck examples from the Española, Gujangan, Royal Captain, San Isidro, Gasan, and the San Diego complemented the historical documents. This programme was held on ZOOM and is available on the SEACS website to SEACS members.

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