June 22, 2012 7:03
The skeleton of a man who lived 37 thousand years ago, has been found by archaeologists today Sri Lanka and may be the oldest evidence of habitation in South Asia, "Homo sapiens" or "reasonable person." It is reported by news agency Hey en-ay.
According to archaeologists, the remains were discovered in a cave Fa Hien in the western part of the island nation. Together with them, researchers found stone tools and bones and ornaments of beads, which also date from this period.
Finding supports the fact that "about 40 thousand years ago in Sri Lanka lived" Homo sapiens, "said archaeologist Nimal Perera, adding that now the skeleton sent to determine its age by the radiocarbon method. Results of the study should be available in a month.
They also noted that this is the first detection of a complete skeleton of a prehistoric man in the history of Sri Lanka, and now archaeologists will be able to provide a more complete picture of the time.
Corr. ITAR-TASS Alexander Antipin