|7000 year old human skeleton unearthed in Godawaya|
|Wednesday, 17 September 2008|
A human skeleton, estimated to be at least 7000 years old, several other pre-historic stone tools including animal remains have been unearthed from the Godawaya archeological 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 archeologists had conducted this excavation in sand and gravel deposits in Godawaya, supposed to be a historic and pre-historic site with archeological value.
The archeologists believe that this area had been an open air settlement in the pre historic era. The humans who lived here at the time are said to have feed on animal and aquatic creatures.
The area has been known in earlier times as Gotapabbata and Gotapavatha and has been used as a harbor.
The findings of this site will be directed for further anthropological studies, Deputy Director General of the Archeology Department told www.news.lk.
(Courtesy : Department of Information )
|Last Updated ( Monday, 09 March 2009 )|
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