Photo: This skeleton is one of more than 100 found at this ancient graveyard.

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In a little out of the way corner of Northwest Bali, about 700 metres southeast of the port at Gilimanuk, an interesting archaeological collection sits gathering dust in a small museum. If you have time to kill in Gilimanuk head here, and if archaeology is of interest, you may be surprised by the artefacts in the collection.

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In the early 1960s, an important Neolithic archaeological site with one of the biggest necropolises found in Indonesia was discovered here in Cekik, unearthing the earliest evidence of human habitation in Bali. More than 100 complete human skeleton have been found during the excavation of this ancient graveyard considered to be from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age. It is believed these Austronesian peoples were part of the wave of migration from South China, possibly via the Philippines and Sulawesi, which continued to expand eastward to Australia, Melanesia and ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)


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