Harimaru

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Harimaru
Harimaru
Harimaru
location in Indonesia
Alternate name Tiger Cave
Location Sumatra
Region Indonesia
Coordinates 0°35′23″N 101°20′35″E / 0.58972°N 101.34306°E / 0.58972; 101.34306Coordinates: 0°35′23″N 101°20′35″E / 0.58972°N 101.34306°E / 0.58972; 101.34306

Harimau or Tiger Cave is a limestone cavern in the Indonesian island of Sumatra where the island's first known rock art has been discovered. The cave also held 66 skeletons of farmers from 3,000 years ago.

Archaeology[edit]

The archaeological researcher Truman Simanjuntak in Indonesia has discovered the first known examples of rock art and the remains of 66 people as well as the bones of pigs, dogs and chickens, dated to 3,000 years BP, in a tiger cave called Harimau in Sumatra.[1] Tools were manufactured on the same site. The number of skeletons is the largest so far found in a single cave in Indonesia.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pappas, Stephanie (22 April 2013). "66 Ancient Skeletons Found in Indonesian Cave". Discovery.com. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Staff writers (23 April 2013). "66 Ancient Skeletons: What Did Indonesian Researchers Learn From Discovery In Sumatra?". iScience Times. Retrieved 4 May 2013.