Penang Attractions What to See in GEORGE TOWN: The bones of the ancient “Penang Woman” found at a stone-age burial site near Butterworth show that she was likely a meat eater, based on an isotopic study, a state-appointed archaeologist said today. Penang is not just all about culture and beaches let us turn your dreamy island getaway into an action-filled adventure Read More»
Penang - pedia Prof Mohd Mokhtar Saidin, who is the chief researcher of the Guar Kepah archaeological site, said the 5,710-year-old remains showed the woman likely survived mostly on seafood, based on the samples of shellfish and cockles found at the site located beside the Muda River, the northern border of Penang and Kedah, about an hour’s drive from Butterworth. Penang is a Malaysian state located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Malacca Strait. It has two parts Penang Island, where the capital city.
Archaeologist Stone-age ‘Penang He said that during the Neolithic period (about 5,000 years ago), the site was about 30-50 metres away from the sea but that the sea was now about 8km away. GEORGE TOWN The bones of the ancient “Penang Woman” found at a stone-age burial site near Butterworth show that she was likely a meat eater.