Foreign teams to study Kurugala prehistoric human remains

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Bio-anthologists from the Oxford and Cambridge universities will arrive in Sri Lanka in November to enhance studies on the recently unearthed human skeletal remains from the Kuragala prehistoric site, the Archaeology Department said yesterday.

Deputy Director of the department Dr. Nimal perera said a collaborative investigation would be carried out on the human remains with the support of scientists from the Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Excavations at the Kuragala site began in April this year and many artifacts including stone tools used in prehistoric times were unearthed during the process.

Mr. Perera said the human skeletal remains unearthed last week would be housed in the Archaeology Department laboratory in Colombo.

He expressed confidence that excavations at the site would continue to unearth more pre-historic evidence, which would have significance not only to Sri Lanka but to South Asia as well.(Ajith Siriwardana)


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  • Batty Saturday, 21 September 2013 07:14 AM

    Basically, we will believe the Oxford and Cambridge people when it comes to thousands of years old graves, but not when it comes to 4 year old graves. How hypocritical.

    note worthy Saturday, 21 September 2013 12:58 PM

    Definitely related to Mervyn or MR or Gotaya. Gives them legitimacy that they may be human.

    TrueBrit Saturday, 21 September 2013 08:39 AM

    Journalist?

    Rubert Vanderkoon Saturday, 21 September 2013 09:18 AM

    Are you drunk this early morning? Which Oxford or Cambridge don did investigate 4 year old graves? These are pre-historic and not just claims of a mad man or a woman. If an idiot chewed a cyanide capsule 4 years ago after killing hundreds, that´s nothing for anybody to worry about.

    sach Saturday, 21 September 2013 10:03 AM

    when was oxford n camridge ppl comment on 4 yr old grave?

    nalaka Saturday, 21 September 2013 06:13 AM

    wonder if they will patant that as well, as they have done for most hurble plants


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