East Malaysian artefacts sent overseas for testing

Earthenware finds from Bukit Tengkorak, in the East Malaysia state of Sabah, are to be sent to the US for testing to ascertain their age and potential for future research. Unfortunately, the report doesn’t specify exactly what kind of tests are to be done on the site.

Earthenware Found In Bukit Tengkorak Sent For Scientific Tests
Bernama, 08 September 2008

Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said today that samples of earthenware and other items found in Bukit Tengkorak, near here, which are believed to be more than 500 years old, have been sent to the United States of America for scientific tests.

He said if the tests found that they were of high historical value, an indepth study would be carried out to excavate the remaining historical artifacts at the site.


 

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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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