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Malaysia's archaeological heritage


Always a cultural melting pot, Malaysia has cultural and historical links to distant places in the Indian and Pacific oceans.  Archaeology here is young, but already reveals a rich and deep cultural record both on land and in the sea extending from Paleolithic sites in the Lenggong Valley to the Neolithic, Iron Age, and more recent periods.  The recently discovered Sungai Batu civilization 2000 years ago may have provided iron for India and Arabia while sea people in Borneo obtained volcanic glass from New Britain, thousands of miles to the east.



Produced in 2012 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Copyright 2012 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Web links:

Ancient Jetty at Sungai Batu Complex, Bujang Valley, Kedah, by Iklil Izzati Zakaria, Mokhtar Saidin, and Jeffrey Abdullah (Postgraduate Student Forum 2011, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Centre for Global Archaeological Research (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

History of Malaysia (Wikipedia) 

Lenggong Archaeological Museum, Perak 

Malaysia (Wikipedia)