Monday, June 18, 2012

Pre-historic human skeleton recovered from Sri Lanka

Excavations conducted by the Archaeology Department of Sri Lanka has led to the recovery of a pre-historic human skeleton.

The skeleton has been recovered from a huge cave in Pahiyangala in Kaluthara district.

Two pre-historic human skulls were recovered earlier from this cave. They have been found 37,000 years old. An ornament created with a tooth of a shark was also recovered.

Sources say that this is the first time a complete skeleton of a pre-historic human was recovered.

Pahiyangala gets its name from the famous Chinese traveler monk, Fa-Hein who came to this country in the 4th century A.D. in search of Buddhist scriptures. He is said to have stayed in this cave whilst on his way to Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak).

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