This morning, the BHS Field Recon Team conducted extensive surveys including drone aerial imagery for documentations. Results of this field surveys will be submitted to Bamban LGU, the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts NCCA, the National Museum, and the Provincial Government of Tarlac.
BHS and Bamban Museum will work with the Bamban LGU to declare the site as Important Archeological Area for protection, preservation, and further site survey and archeological works.
Numerous shards of Celadon potteries, vases from Thailand and local earthenware were found in the vicinity by the Field Recon Team.
Bamban is indeed a very historic town, and now with the discovery of pre-colonial wares on suspected archeological site ranging between 11th to 15th century, the history of Bamban will be change to highlight the pre-colonial era. In the 1980s, Chinese and southeast Asian potteries, wares and shards were discovered and retrieved from the site and are now in permanent exhibit at the Bamban Museum.
Bamban Historical Society is an affiliate member-organization of the NHCP, acting as its “civic arm” in historical and cultural endeavors in the town.