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A GROUP of 35 people, including 18 Japanese children, had first-hand experience of an archaeologist’s work during a visit to the Guar Kepah Archaeological site in Kepala Batas, Penang.
KEPALA BATAS: Archaeo-tourism efforts in the country must be strengthened as they will not only preserve national identity but also improve the local economy in surrounding areas, says archaeologist Prof Datuk Dr Mokhtar Saidin.
THE Federal Government has approved a total of RM10mil to develop the Guar Kepah Archaeological Site in Kepala Batas, Penang.
AN area within Butterworth town will be zoned for art and culture promotion while the new Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP) embarks on stronger efforts to promote the mainland’s heritage.
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.
KEPALA BATAS: The Penang government will apply to make the Guar Kepah Archaeological Site a Unesco world heritage area. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said this was an effort to preserve and conserve the excavation site of what is believed to be the 5,000 to 6,000-year-old remains of a woman now known as the ‘Penang Woman’.
USM researchers sieving sand at the excavation site where bones and artifacts dating back to a Neolithic period over 5,000-years-ago were found at Guar Kepah in Kepala Batas. Mustafa Ahmad / The Star
KEPALA BATAS: She came from a civilisation that obviously ate a great deal of molluscs and her people must have loved them.
KEPALA BATAS: A human skeleton that was discovered in Guar Kepah could be of a female, possibly from the Neolithic era.