Batu hidup ditemukan di Jenagor – Terengganu – Utusan Online

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Utusan Online (18 May 2017, article in Bahasa Malaysia): A trio of standing stones ‘batu hidup’ has been uncovered in Terrengganu. The location of these megaliths are quite interesting as they are usually found on the western side of the Malayan peninsula (Malacca, Negri Sembilan and Perak). I have often though that the standing stones are part of a megalithic cultural package that was carried from Sumatra, so their discovery on the eastern side of the peninsula is potentially significant.

KUALA TERENGGANU 18 Mei – Tiga bongkahan batu megalith yang dikenali sebagai batu hidup ditemukan di Jenagor, Hulu Terengganu baru-baru ini.

Source: Batu hidup ditemukan di Jenagor – Terengganu – Utusan Online

Research on Gua Bewah skeleton coming to an end

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Research on the oldest skeletal remains found in peninsular Malaysia is rounding up, although the gender of the skeleton still remains unknown. There’s also the curious intention to put the remains back to the site it was found – I don’t know if this is a reburial or a special holding centre.

Research on oldest skeleton in Malaysia coming to an end, says director
The Star, 28 October 2011
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8,000-year-old human remains discovered in Malaysia

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An archaeological team from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Terengganu Museum report the discovery of human skeletal remains, estimated to be about 8,000 years-old, from a site at Kenyir cave at the state of Terengganu in the Malaysian Peninsula.

Mesolithic Age Skeletal Remains Found In Terengganu Cave
Bernama, 06 February 2010

8,000-year-old human remains found

The Star, 07 February 2010
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Coins and ceramics unearthed during construction works in Malaysia

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Construction works at Terengganu, a state on the eastern part of the Malaysian peninsula have revealed artefacts such as Chinese coins and ceramics. Authorities have stepped in to claim the artefacts, but it appears that some of the construction workers have been quietly selling off some of the artefacts to private collectors already.

Ancient coins and artefacts found in Terengganu’s Chinatown worksite
The Star, 13 January 2010 Read More

The archaeology of Lake Kenyir, Terengganu

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02 June 2007 (The Brunei Times)Liz Price writes a travel piece on the Tasik Kenyir, or Kenyir Lake, the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia and also home to a few archaeological cave sites.

Terengganu’s Kenyir Lake beckons for a spelunking adventure

Before the creation of the lake, there were several caves accessible, some of archaeological importance. However, when the area was flooded, most of the caves were lost underwater. Prior to their disappearance, archaeologists had discovered Neolithic artifacts such as kitchen utensils, stone adzes and pottery sherds.

Even a Neolithic burial was found, with broken pottery laid at the foot of the deceased. The Neolithic or New Stone Age era occurred roughly 10,000 years ago. The cave was probably adjacent to two well-known routes used by the aborigines in prehistoric times through Terengganu to Sungai Tembling.

Now there are two remaining limestone hills containing caves that can only be reached by boat. Gua Bewah is the biggest of the known caves. From the floating jetty a steep flight of steps leads up to the entrance situated 40m above lake level.

Read the full story about spelunking in Tasik Kenyir.
(Stories from the Brunei Times only appear for about 24 hours, so if it is no longer available, you may wish to email me)

Related Books about Malaysian cave sites:
Early History (The Encyclopedia of Malaysia) by Nik Hassan Shuhaimi Nik Abdul Rahman (Ed)
Prehistory of the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago by P. Bellwood