The Department of Archeology of Sri Lanka found the skeleton of a prehistoric man in the archaeological site of the Fa-Hien cave at Pahiyangala in the Kalutara district.
The skeleton is believed to have 12,000 years old and belongs to the Homo Sapiens species known as Balangoda Man.
The director general of the Department of Archeology, Senerath Dissanayaka, has said that the entire skeleton of the Balangoda Man was found during the excavations in the Fa-Hien cave. It is the first time that a full skeleton of a prehistoric human, according to authorities.
Much others remains belonging to an earlier stage they were previously discovered at the site. This includes two prehistoric human skulls that are about 37,000 years old.
The cave is known for the skeletal remains of late Pleistocene discovered in the 1960s and 1980s.
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