Prehistoric caves found in Papua

A series of caves containing prehistoric artefacts have been discovered near Jayapura, the capital of Indonesia’s Papua province.

Prehistoric caves discovered near Sentani Lake
Jakarta Post, 02 February 2015

The Archaeology Agency of Jayapura has recently discovered caves that were once inhabited by prehistoric people in the karst hills near Sentani Lake, Jayapura.

“The caves discovered have been named Rukhabulu Awabu, Ifeli-feli and Ceruk Reugable,” researcher Hari Suroto of the agency said as quoted by Antara.

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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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