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Local officials led by Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Emano and Laguindingan Mayor Oliver Ubaub recently inaugurated Oyster Hill, an archaeological site in Laguindingan town dating back to the Pleistocene era, or the last Ice Age.

First discovered in 1993, it was not until last year that the oyster shells were believed to be more than 100,000 years old according to Museo de Oro curator Erlinda Burton. Oyster Hill located in Barangay Lapad in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental is said to be only the second discovery in the world for a fossilized oyster colony.

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The discovery of the oyster shells at the site, which is nearly 500 feet above sea level, means the area was under water some 100,000 years ago which is the Ice Age. Plans are now underway to develop the site into an eco-tourism complex

Read news article HERE.

Meanwhile, read a short history of the site below.

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Know some facts …

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Watch the GMA News Report video below.

all images from Oyster Hill Facebook group page

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