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Ref ID: 26665
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Goh, Hsiao Mei
Saidin, Mokhtar
Title: The prehistoric human presence in Gua Kajang: ancient lifeways in the Malay Peninsula
Date: 2018
Source: Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
DOI: 10.1353/ras.2018.0015
Abstract: The importance of Gua Kajang (Kajang Cave) as a prehistoric archaeological site in Peninsular Malaysia has been recognized since the early 1900s and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012. Over the past 10 years, archaeological excavations and research in this cave have produced evidence of prehistoric occupation that broadens the understanding of prehistoric cave archaeology in the Lenggong Valley. This article presents the early lifeways of prehistoric people of Gua Kajang between 11,000 and 4,000 years ago based on two human burials and associated finds, including stone artefacts, fauna remains and earthenware pottery. The material indicates that the early humans of Peninsula Malaysia were cave-dwellers or hunter-gatherers who depended heavily on forest resources.
Date Created: 4/9/2019
Volume: 91
Number: 315
Page Start: 1
Page End: 18