Neolithic Burials discovered in East Malaysia

The Sarawak Museum and Universiti Sains Malaysia recently announced their discovery of eight 3,000-year-old burials located near Miri in Sarawak.

Ancient Burial Site Discovered In Batu Niah
Bernama, 01 August 2008

Ancient burial site discovered in East Malaysia
Malaysia Sun, 04 August 2008

A research team from the Centre For Archaeological Research Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and the Sarawak Museum Department has discovered an ancient burial site, believed to be from the Neolithic period, at Gua Kain Hitam in the Niah-Subis limestone hills in Batu Niah, Miri division.

Sarawak Museum Department deputy director Ipoi Datan said Friday the excavations at the site, funded by the National Heritage Department in 2007 and the USM Research University Grant last year, has so far uncovered more than eight human skeletons, dating back 2,000 to 3,000 years ago


Related Books:
Archaeology in Sarawak by T. Cheng
50,000 Years of Stone Age Culture in Borneo

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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