|21 September 2008
7,000-eyar-old human skeleton found in Sri Lanka
A human skeleton was found in Ambalantota (Sri Lanka). The skeleton, estimated to be more than 7,000 years old, several other prehistoric stone tools including animal remains have been unearthed from the Godawaya archaeological site in Ambalantota. The human skeleton was found in a burial chamber with its head pointing to the North, sources from the Department of Archeology said. A team of archaeologists had conducted this excavation in sand and gravel deposits in Godawaya, supposed to be a historic and pre-historic site with archaeological value.
Source: Sunday Observer (17 September 2008)
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