Language exchange dating
They developed an informal form of government, an alphabet, and a system of trading with seafaring merchants.
Surviving ancient tribal artwork include reliefs of elephants, sharks, and fish found at Tabon Caves.
Pottery, china and other artifacts recovered from caves and waters of Palawan attest to trade relations that existed between Chinese and Malay merchants. Most of their settlements were ruled by Malay chieftains.
Its capital is the city of Puerto Princesa, but the city is governed independently from the province as a highly urbanized city.
The islands of Palawan stretch between Mindoro in the northeast and Borneo in the southwest.
Approximately 5,000 years ago, a culturally distinct period characterised by jar burials is evident. Over 1500 jars and a mural depicting a burial procession were found.
A more recent wave of migrants arrived between AD 220 and 263.