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12,000-year-old skeleton found in Sri Lanka

A prehistoric skeleton, estimated to be 12,000 years old, has been found in Fa Hien Cave in Sri Lanka.

Director General of the Archaeological Department Dr. Senarath Dissanayaka has said that a full skeleton of the Balangoda Man was found during excavations of the Fa-Hien cave. This is the first time a complete skeleton of a pre-historic human was discovered, according to the official.

Several other remains belonging to an older era have been found earlier from the site. These include two pre-historic human skulls that are about 37,000 years old.

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Story: ColomboPage | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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