5,000-year-old ‘Penang Woman’ on display at archaeological site in Guar Kepah

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The Penang Woman burial at Guar Kepah. Source: Malay Mail 20190510
The Penang Woman burial at Guar Kepah. Source: Malay Mail 20190510
The Penang Woman burial at Guar Kepah. Source: Malay Mail 20190510

via The Malay Mail, 10 May 2019: The Guar Kepah shell midden archaeological site is transformed into a site museum and open to visitors.

 

The neolithic archaeological site of Guar Kepah is now open to visitors with a replica of the 5,710-year-old ”Penang Woman” on display there.

Universiti Sains Malaysia’s (USM) Centre for Global Archaeological Research (CGAR) director and archaeologist Datuk Mokhtar Saidin said there is now a site management system in place there.

 

“A tent was set up on the site for the public to visit and we have placed a replica of the Penang Woman near where she was found at the site,” he told a press conference together with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow at USM this morning.

He said the archaeological unit under the Chief Minister Incorporated will manage the Guar Kepah site.

 

Source: 5,000-year-old ‘Penang Woman’ on display at archeological site in Guar Kepah | Malaysia | Malay Mail