Jun 29, Colombo: An Archeology expert has arrived in Sri Lanka to conduct studies on the pre-historic human skeleton found recently from an archeological site in Kalutara district of Western Province.
Dr. Jay Stock from the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge will arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow (30) to investigate the human skeleton discovered from the Fa-Hien cave archaeological site in Pahiyangala of Kalutara district.
Valuable information on the modern human's evolution would be discovered by the upcoming anthropological research, the Acting Deputy Director General and the Director of Excavation at the Department of Archeology, Dr. Nimal Perera has said.
The skeleton is believed to be about 37,000 years old and belonged to the Homo sapiens species known as Balangoda Man. Along with the skeleton, stone tools and glass bead jewelry have been found in the cave. According to the scientists this is the first complete human skeleton found in Sri Lanka.
The cave has been known for late Pleistocene human skeletal remains discovered in the 1960s and 1980s.