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Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley, Perak

Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley, which comprises both open-air and cave sites, provides a series of chronologically-ordered and spatially-associated culture sequences from the Palaeolithic through the Neolithic to the Metal period. These sites have been chronometrically dated from 1.83 million to 1,000 years ago. Thus, the Lenggong Valley is one of the longest archaeological culture sequences found in a single locality in the world. The Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley also contains a large number of undisturbed in-situ Palaeolithic sites making it, in this respect, unique outside of Africa and of extraordinary importance for the study of the culture of Palaeolithic man. Perak Man, buried in the cave site of Gua Gunung Runtuh, is the only prehistoric skeleton in the world born with a congenital deformity known as Brachymesophalangia type A2. He is also the oldest, most complete skeleton found in Southeast Asia, chronometrically dated to 10,000 years ago.

 

  

 

                                                                                Perak Man

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

 

 

A hand axe embedded in a Suevite rock from

Bukit Bunuh

4,000 years old bronze celt found at Gua Harimau

Gua Gunung Runtuh

Gua Harimau

 

      Kota Tampan 1987 archaeological site (KT 1987)

 

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