Humans lived in Niah Caves 100,000 years ago

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via Sarawak Tribune, 29 September 2019: Part of last week’s International Conference on Archaeology in Sarawak, Prof. Darren Curnoe from Griffith University gave an update about the recent excavations at the Niah Caves, specifically at the Traders Cave (see here, here and here).

The discovery of ancient remains in Traders’ Cave at the Niah Caves complex has revealed the existence of human habitation there more than 100,000 years ago.

Associate professor Dr Darren Curnoe of University of New South Wales said that he and his team uncovered fossil bones and food leftovers during their archaeological excavations in the cave which lasted over three months.

“We’ve basically doubled the span of history that has been revealed in Niah Caves,” he stated, explaining that the earliest artifacts found in other parts of the cave previously had only gone as far back as 50,000 years.

Source: Sarawak | Humans lived in Niah Caves 100,000 years ago | New Sarawak Tribune Online ~ Sarawak News