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3,000-year-old burials found in Sumatran cave

The remains of 66 people buried 3,000 years ago have been found in Sumatra's Harimau Cave. Archaeologists working in the cave also found the first example of rock art on the island. "It means that this cave was occupied intensely by humans and they continued to occupy it for a very,

Megalithic settlement found in Sumatra

A 5,000-year-old settlement has been found in Southern Sumatra. Irfan Wintarto, an official at the Lahat Culture and Tourism Agency's Historical and Archeological Preservation Department, said local residents had discovered around 36 types of rocks on a 150-by-300-meter plot in the middle of a 2-hectare coffee plantation. The site

Volcanic eruption 73,000 years ago nearly wiped out the human race

Scientists are positing that the Toba eruption, which occurred 73,000 years ago in Sumatra nearly caused humans to go extinct. The Toba eruption, which took place on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia about 73,000 years ago, released an estimated 800 cubic kilometers of ash into the atmosphere that blanketed the