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
The remains of what archaeologists believe to be the oldest skeleton ever found in the country â€“ dating back 16,000 years â€“ will be returned to the site where it was found in Gua Bewah, near here.
To date, local researchers have yet to verify the gender of the remains but they have named the skeleton â€œBewah Manâ€ after the cave, near Tasik Kenyir, where it was discovered two years ago.
The skeleton is currently being kept under lock and key at the Terengganu State Museum here, where some 15 archaeologists and scientists had been toiling daily to unlock its mystery.
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