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A group of International Scientists have arrived in the country to conduct research on the skeleton discovered from the Pahiyangala Stone Caves. This skeleton is considered as the oldest skeleton found in South Asia.
The Physical Humanity Science Professor J Strok of the Cambridge University started his research activities yesterday together with Archeologists from the Department of Archaeology.
The skeleton is believed to be of a woman aged between 18 to 30 years old and the oldest human skeleton recovered from South Asia. The Department of Archaeology suspects that the period of the skeleton may date back to 30,000 years.
The Director General of Archeology Dr. Senerath Dissanayaka has said that this skeleton belonged to pre historic era and marks an important juncture in South Asian archeology. (niz).