Two burial traditions discovered in Papua

Indonesian archaeologists report the discovery of two burial sites in the easternmost province of Papua. Found in the same district, the two burial sites reflect separate distinct traditions.

Two prehistoric burial sites found in Papua
Antara, 11 April 2011

The Jayapura Archeology Service has found two prehistoric burial sites in Papua province`s Pegunungan Bintang district.

One of the burial sites was located at Kabiding Hamlet, Oksibil subdistrict and the other one at Wanbakok Hamlet, Serambakon subdistrict.

“The finds are very interesting. The the two burial sites show that prehistoric people living in mountain areas had different raditions,” a researcher of the Jayapura Archeology Service, Rini Maryone, said here Monday.

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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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