via Free Malaysia Today, 07 March 2020: The Niah Cave bones have safely arrived to Sarawak and have been handed over to the relevant authorities.
Sarawak today welcomed home 40,000-year-old Gua Niah prehistoric human bones which had been in the United States since the 1960s.
The 122 pieces of bone fragments arrived from Florida and were received by state Tourism, Culture and Arts Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Sarawak Museum Department officials.
The repatriation was supervised by anthropology expert John Krigbaum from the University of Florida and assisted by the museum’s Archaeology Unit chief Mohd Sherman Sauffi.
Karim told reporters the prehistoric bones were discovered in Gua Niah during an excavation conducted by a team of researchers, led by the museum’s first curator, Tom Harrisson, in the 1950s and 1960s.