Carbon dating finds ‘Penang Woman’ to be 5,710 years old


Grand dame: Prof Mokhtar

GEORGE TOWN: Radiocarbon dating done in the United States showed that the remains of the “Penang woman” discovered in Guar Kepah last month is approximately 5,710 years old.

According to Prof Datuk Dr Mokhtar Saidin from Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Centre for Global Archaeological Research, the dating process that took place last week has a margin of error of plus or minus 30 years.

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