Antoon Postma, Dutch anthropologist, Died at 87


Antoon Postma was born on March 28, 1929, and died on October 22, 2016.

He was a Dutch anthropologist.

He was married into and lived among the Hanunuo, a Mangyan sub-tribe in southeastern Mindoro, Philippines.

Antoon Postma is best known for being the first to decipher the Laguna Copperplate Inscription, and for documenting the Hanunó’o script, paving the way for its preservation.

Antoon Postma passed away at 87 years old.