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2 November 2008
Sumatra archeologists find prehistoric stone axes

Archaeologists from North Sumatra found three prehistoric stone axes during an excavation in a land fortress site of Putri Hijau in Namorambe village, Deli Serdang regency. The team consists of Medan Archeology Association, History and Social Sciences Studies Centre of Medan State's University and Aceh's Preservation of Archaeological Remains Association conducted the research for five days from October 21 to 25.
     "The finding proves that there was a prehistoric settlement in the Putri Hijau fortress site," Eri Sudewo of Medan Archeology Association said. The excavation was conducted in three areas - "In each of the location, we dug a hole one metre deep and about two metres wide. The locations are not too far from Deli river which predicted as the main transportation lane to this area," Sudewo added.

Source: Antara News (26 October 2008)

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