sábado, 29 de octubre de 2011

ArchaeoHeritage - 1,400-year-old sites found in South Sumatra

Researchers from the Archeology Center of Palembang, South Sumatra have found two new sites in Kota Raya Lembak and Gunung Kaya villages, Pajarbulan district, Lahat regency that are estimated to be between 1,000 and 1,400 years old. 

1400 year old sites found in Southern Sumatra [Credit: Web]

Researcher Kristantina Indriastuti told news agency Antara that the recent findings in Kota Raya Lembak village consisted of 28 artifacts that included a megalithic village of seven stone huts, four stone bowls for pounding rice, menhir and 11 stone tablets (dolmen). The archaeological item found in Gunung Kaya village was a grave bowl. 

“The artifacts are estimated to be between 1,000 and 1,400 years old,” she said. 

She explained that the site-determination process used a carbon sample that was analyzed in the National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) in Bandung. She said that to find the new sites, the team had needed around a week of excavation activity. 

The Jakarta Post 

Source: The Archaeology News Network

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