Malaysian prehistoric remains 16,000 years old

The skeletal remains of a man found in Bewah Cave in the state of Terengganu, in Malaysia have been radiocarbon dated to be 16,000 years old, one of the oldest dates for skeletal remains in the country.

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Bewah Caveman 16,000 Years Old

Bernama, 10 March 2010

The human skeletal remains found in the Bewah Cave in the Kenyir Lake area last month are confirmed to be 16,000 years old, Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said said on Wednesday.

“We received the results of the analysis from the United States stating that the remains were 16,000 years old. This makes them the oldest found in the country, following the discovery of the Perak Man dated 13,000 years.


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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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