Prehistoric skeleton found in Sri Lanka

Archaeologists in Sri Lanka report the discovery of a skeleton that is 37,000 years old.

Sri Lankan Skeleton is 37,000 years old
Online Journal, 26 June 2012

A skeleton found in an underground cave in western Sri Lanka is believed to be 37,000 years old, an official from the country’s Archaeological Department said.

Along with the skeleton, dubbed “Balangoda man,” evidence of his food items, rituals and stone tools he made were also uncovered, officials said.

“The evidence so far found has proved that the skeleton belongs to 37,000 years ago,” department Director General Senarath Dissanayaka told China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency.

Full story here.

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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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