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Stone projectile skills help foragers occupy rainforests during southern Asia migration

Griffith University has played a key role in new research that shows hunter-gatherers used miniaturized stone tools and bone projectile points to consistently hunt...

Oldest bow and arrow technology discovered in Sri Lanka

The origins of human innovation have traditionally been sought in the grasslands and coasts of Africa or the temperate environments of Europe. More extreme...

Oldest miniaturized stone toolkits in Eurasia

Microliths - small stone tools - are often interpreted as being part of composite tools, including projectile weapons, and essential to efficient hunting strategies...

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to start talks about stolen art with Sri Lanka

The Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam is starting talks with Sri Lanka and Indonesia about some 1,000 pieces in its collection that may have been stolen...

The monkey hunters: Humans colonized South Asian rainforest by hunting primates

A multidisciplinary study has found evidence for humans hunting small mammals in the forests of Sri Lanka at least 45,000 years ago. The researchers...

Earliest discovery of clove and pepper from ancient south Asia

Sri Lanka has been at the centre of the spice trade for millennia and is today one of the biggest suppliers of clove to...