Indonesian fortress site yields prehistoric artefacts

Archaeologists excavating at the north Sumatran site of Putri Hijau have uncovered artefacts such as prehistoric stone axes and 15-17th century Ming ceramics.

N Sumatra archeologists find pre-history stone axe
Antara, 27 October 2008

Archaeologists from North Sumatra found three stone axes from prehistory periode in an excavation in a land fortress site of Putri Hijau in Namorambe village, Deli Serdang regency.

The team consists of Medan Archeology Association, History and Social Sciences Studies Centre of Medan State`s University and Aceh`s Preservation of Archaeological Remains Association conducted the research for five days from October 21 to 25.

“The research finding proves that there was a pre-history life in the Putri Hijau fortress site,” Eri Sudewo of Medan Archeology Association said here Sunday.

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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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