DARO, MALAYSIA: TUESDAY:-
The Niah National Park, located in central State of Sarawak, has all the attributes to make into the List Of World Heritage Site. The State Controller of National Resource Board, Dr Penguang, told the press after meeting with the State’s top leaders today.
However, first , a detailed study should be conducted by Scientists from the University of Sarawak. Prior to this, several researches and diggings have been conducted at the site by officials from the State Museum.
According to written reports, the Niah Cave is one of the most ancient site, in Asia, inhabited by stone age man. Several arrowheads, stone knives and other stone utensils were dug from a site near the mouth of the cave. It is believed that the stone-age man stayed in the cave and gathered food from the areas around it. Traces of burnt charcoal and broken pots proved that those stone-age people probably cooked their food.
What puzzled local scientists are the absence of other evidence in and around the cave. The utensils found seemed to indicate there is no other trace of human habitation nearby. Who are these people? Where did the go to? Do they intermingle with other groups around and as a consequence abandoned their cave.
Were these early inhabitants just stopping by for a decade or two. Then they will continue on their migration to Australia? Scientists believed that once upon a time these islands were connected to the mainland of Asia. This is their migrating route.
The present day residents of the small town called Niah were glad upon hearing the news. Of course, they were thinking about ‘tourist’s bucks’.