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Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill)

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Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill) near Semporna was the largest Neolithic ceramic manufacturing site in Southeast Asia.

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Findings at the site establish that there were sea trade links and migration routes between Borneo and New Britain in Melanesia—at 3,500 kilometres, this was one of the longest journeys of that period. The ancient techniques of producing the pottery are still practised to this day by the Bajau community in Semporna.

Going up. Photo taken in or around Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill), Semporna And Sipadan Island, Malaysia by Sally Arnold.

Going up. Photo: Sally Arnold

Bukit Tengkorak is eight kilometres from the centre of Semporna, and houses a small but interesting archaeological museum at its base. It documents the excavation and displays skeletal and pottery fragments, although the best pieces are in the collection of Sabah Museum in Kota Kinabalu. The exhibitions are well labelled in both Malay ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)


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