Human fossils found on side of Yangon-Mandalay Highway

Officials check the human fossils on the site near the Yangon-Mandalay Highway.  Photo: Township IPRD
Officials check the human fossils on the site near the Yangon-Mandalay Highway. Photo: Township IPRD

Human fossils have been discovered at what researchers consider to be a Bronze Age cist burial on the side of the Yangon-Mandalay Highway, according to a local.
“This is the first time that an old skeleton has been found in our village. The fossils were discovered by a team researching the Bronze Age and Iron Age which was excavating a site 1,500 feet east of milepost 330 in Padaung village-tract, Natogyi Township, Myingyan District. The excavation is still on,” said locals.
Seven human fossils, pots, animal bones, bone beads, stone beads, a mussel shell, and two bronze arrowheads have been discovered at the site.
The place where the human fossils were found has been marked as an Iron Age site with a plaque. The Department of Archaeology and National Museum under the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture has been conducting discovery tours at sites from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, early Iron Age, late Iron Age, Pyu dynasty, Konbaung dynasty, Bagan dynasty, and Kingdom of Ava, and, preserving ancient finds, according to the department. —Township IPRD (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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